FCC poised to drop set-top box alternatives proposal under commissioner Pai

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 15: Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission, testifies during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, September 15, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) The FCC won’t be considering a proposal to open up access to pay TV services via third-party hardware under newly appointed commissioner Ajit Pai, Variety reports. The proposal, originally put forward under FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler, at first sought to create an open-standard to make it possible for third parties to build their own set-top boxes ready to receive and display content… Read More


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