FCC's Set-Top Compromise Offers Promising Way Forward

Law360, Washington (September 9, 2016, 8:53 PM EDT) -- Despite continued gripes from some large stakeholders over the Federal Communications Commission's updated plan to unleash competition in the set-top box market, experts say solutions put forward by the agency on Thursday are a potentially workable compromise.

Wheeler changed course after facing a drumbeat of opposition in recent months to the original version of his plan to allow consumers to view their content on third-party devices or apps that was seen by many as an aggressive threat to copyright, privacy and other protections. The new proposal, set for a late-September vote, requires pay-TV companies to provide apps on widely available, third-party...

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