Self Install CableCARD Mandatory Nov 1
Well look at how things have evolved. This is great news for consumers who don’t have to waste their time waiting for techs to arrive, insert a card and dial a number (the CableCARD installation process).
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Tuesday that the effective date for some new tweaks to the existing CableCARD rules is Aug. 8, but operators won’t have to comply with the self-install provision until Nov. 1. And, in case you give a hoot, the new rules give them until Dec. 1, 2012 to include a home networking output on HD set-top boxes.