FCC Was Right To Drop Set-Top Box Plan, Legislator Says

Law360, Washington (February 21, 2017, 2:18 PM EST) -- Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, D-N.Y., has praised a move by the new Federal Communications Commission head to pull back on an Obama-era plan to open up competition in the set-top box market.

Clarke asked FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to redirect the resources from the set-top box plan, to a proposal to force pay-TV providers to let subscribers access their content on third-party devices, with the expectation that an outline for the new proposal could be developed by June, according to a Feb. 9 letter that was released Friday.

“The challenges independent programmers face in gaining distribution for their content must not...

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