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FCC approves proposal to boost TV set-top box competition

February 18, 2016View for printing

The Federal Communications Commission approved on Thursday a proposal to let consumers swap pricey cable boxes for cheaper devices and apps, a change that would boost competition in the $20 billion television set-top box market while delivering a blow to major cable companies.

The new rule, unveiled by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in January, would allow customers to obtain video services from providers such as Alphabet Inc, Apple Inc and Tivo, instead of cable, satellite and other television providers such Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications.

By Clarece Polke

Full Story: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-fc ... USKCN0VR0GU
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