[opendtv] Re: 20041213 Mark's Monday Memo

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "OpenDTV (E-mail)" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 12:34:49 -0500

>     In a somewhat related story, Multichannel News
> reported today that NCTA president Robert Sachs has also
> been lobbying Powell to get the FCC to drop its
> requirement that cable systems cease providing "integrated"
> (channel navigation with conditional-access control)
> set-top boxes as of July 2006.  Once again, the full story
> requires a paid subscription:

Is there such a requirement? It sounds unlikely that cable
STBs are forbidden, certainly not until a two-way cable
plug and play agreement has been developed.

This FCC consumer facts sheet doesn't mention anywhere that
cable STBs will be unavailable after a certain date.


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