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Renting a set-top box for TV service may soon be a thing of the past. The US regulatory group will vote on wether pay-TV services should be accessible as apps.
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The fcc is overstepping it's powers, pretty soon it will be running all communication companies.
yay bridgettes back
Honestly I have Cox with Contour TV and their highest internet speed in my area (200 mbs) and really love it. I only pay $140 a month and customer service has been surprisingly awesome. You just have to know what you're talking about when you call
What is there to discuss??? This needs to happen
Internet would need to be bumped up to keep up with the demand then you would have the people who don't have smart tvs in every room or a streaming box in every room.
This lady has aged so well
Yes!! Please don't let our corrupt government stop this. I want to get ride of this stupid cable box.
Who the hell elected these people to be mandating anything on anyone? No one.
If this was passed, I'd be worried that the cable companies would make the app practically unusable so that you would still have to continue renting a set-top box from them.
I ditched Direct Tv for Sling Tv and love it. I was overpaying for a few channels
#FuckComcast! You monopoly idiot junkie!
Cable and satellite providers add costs, carelessly handle consumer privacy, and hurt smaller content providers without the need of the FCC passing new regulations. They are happy to raise rates for no particular reason. Charging a fee to use their set-top box to access their content should be illegal. Consumers are paying enough as it is.
did she have her baby yet? boy or girl?
I already have an app – but, then, I did have to buy a SlingBox …
Works a treat. 🙂
I haven't used cable in 7 years. only at my grandparents house.
Yeah right, they better speed up the Internet connection here in Texas first before implementing these ideas
I keep telling my wife to ditch are cable box. the user interface is so dated and I doubt charter has ever or will ever update it. I'm sure if they create a app it will also look just as dated.
That's a great idea – i rent 4 or 5 boxes from DirecTV and the cost adds up for sure.
I LOVEEEEW Bridget's curve!!
Easier for Them to monitor what we watch and do, plus push adds on us.
Cable set-top box ? What's that? ?✌?️ I'M A CORD CUTTER !! ?✂️
or you can just cut the cord all together!!
When they basically said it would harm consumers, it was a threat. They make a lot of money from those box rentals. They will figure out another way to make their money. They always do.
This guy is retarded. This would completely screw up DVR services
This would be great. That way, I won't have to cancel cable after all.
as a cable subscriber I support the creation of the app. These boxes are definitely expensive.
F the FCC
Please pass this. Makes a lot of sense
People are being forced to use these boxes which I don't think it's right. For the price of rental in a year you can have your own box thru 3rd party manufacturers which scares these cable companies because they will lose the added revenue. If they do it thru an app, which Charter does but only on your home network and not abroad, then it's technically a win for the consumer as everything will eventually go online in the future. Music and games does this, so why the hell not cable?
I haven't paid for cable since first Roku. It's about time they do this, apps already exists anyway.
Ditch cable and get an (1) antenna, (2) Netflix and/or Hulu and/or Amazon. There are other apps out there besides the three that I mentioned. Also KODI. you can look all this up on YOUTUBE!
they will find other way to charge your money anyway
I already stream tv on all my devices with playstation vue, pay a fraction of the price of Cable/Sat, and get more channels.
Someone somewhere is watching Poltergeist on cable.
it better pass!!!
Future of the Cable and Satellite Box
The average house hold spends up to 231.00 dollars a year
for your cable or satellite box. This is an expense the American people don’t
need. Not only that the set top box are usually old and not up to date. The Fcc
has proposed that in the future they would like competition in the set box by
creating apps that would do the same thing that way you could pick the box of
your choice that you would own and not rent. Unfortunately the cable and satellite
companies are lobbying against this change and the vote was put off on Sept-29
for a later date. The cable/Satellite companies are paying millions to stop
this vote. Satellite and cable make billions off these rental fee’s each year.
FCC has too much power!
Our cable company just made the switch where all users must have a set box top. I just set mine up and called to have it activated but something is wrong with the box. They could not get it to activate. So now I am stuck with no TV and no idea when they will have time to come figure out what is wrong. I've noticed their vans are always passing our house because of the switch. So many people, so many problems. What a disaster. They only gave us like a weeks notice then started eliminating channels day by day. They never broadcasted on stations like ABC, CBS and NBC that they were making a switch and that this channel will need a box. So I figured maybe I can still have these three major networks without a box. Nope. Next day turn on TV, all channels gone.
just end comcast monopoly finally