This time, trust us, it’s finally a CableCARD replacement
CableCARD has been being replaced for as long as I can remember (OK, not really, but it sure feels that way). Now I have heard rumors that this was coming, and it would be AWESOME if it did, but until it’s a bit more solid I’m not going to get excited. Could just be another RVU…
What if, instead of renting a set-top box from your cable company, you could get all your TV channels and online video services delivered to a single device that you only pay for once?
The Federal Communications Commission could make it happen, consumer advocacy groups say. “An open set-top box market is a key component of freeing consumers from unnecessary monthly rental fees, and it would enable them to more easily access online video content right alongside their subscription TV programming,” the groups said in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday. The letter was written by Common Cause, Demand Progress, Free Press, Fight for the Future, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America’s Open Technology Institute, and Public Knowledge.