Comcast Suffers Blow In Set-Top Box Appeal

Law360, New York (May 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has shot down Comcast Corp.'s bid to reverse a U.S. Federal Communications Commission rule requiring cable operators to allow consumers to use set-top boxes from competing manufacturers.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied Comcast's petition for review of the FCC's policy regarding the boxes, rejecting the company's argument that the agency's denial of its request for a waiver from the rule was discriminatory or inconsistent with prior policies.

Comcast had argued that the FCC...
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