FCC Delays Vote On Set-Top Box Proposal

Posted by HardOCP News 11:29 AM (CDT)

Thursday September 29, 2016

It looks as though the Federal Communications Commission has delayed the vote on its set-top box proposal. The vote was supposed to take place today but will now have to be rescheduled for a later time. There is no word at this time when that might happen.

The potential rule on which the FCC was scheduled to vote this morning proposed to require pay-TV companies to create free, full-function apps that consumers would be able to use in place of traditional set-top boxes. Not only would that free up consumer choice, the logic goes, but also it could save consumers up to $20 billion annually in those mandatory monthly mental fees subscribers pay.