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Creating Consumer Choice in Set-Top Boxes

August 31, 2015 CableCARD , FCC , Future of Video , Set-Top Boxes

Imagine what the smartphone industry would look like if 99% of people used phones designed and sold by their carriers, instead of by companies like Samsung, Apple, and Motorola. You don’t need to imagine too hard, though, since we have a pretty good idea already: they’d be as hard to use, ugly, expensive and outdated as cable set-top boxes, a market where 99% of users rent devices provided by their cable operators.

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