The Plan To Kill Your Cable Box Is Long Overdue
Tom Wheeler's proposal would open up cable TV management to more devices — like, say, a game console or OTT streaming device.By Evan Thomas | January 28, 2016
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is going after television: specifically, that bit below the television.
In an op-ed on Re/code, Wheeler outlines his plan to democratize the set-top box market and hopefully save customers some money in the process.
Because consumers don't just pay for the cost of that box once. Cable companies rent them, and a recent Senate inquiry found the average annual fee was $231 per household — or almost $20 billion for cable companies every year.