Obama's Set-Top Box Move Is Latest Attempt At FCC Meddling

Law360, Washington (April 19, 2016, 9:23 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama's endorsement of "unlocked" set-top boxes is the latest evidence of his increasing willingness to step publicly into policy debates at the Federal Communications Commission as his administration draws to a close, which experts said can complicate the ability of commissioners to defy him.

The president backed the FCC's controversial plan to "unlock" the set-top box, which would allow consumers to access their cable or satellite programming on the same interface as their online streaming content, in an online video late last week that...
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