White House wants FCC to break up cable box monopolies

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The White House has thrown its support behind the Federal Communication Commission’s efforts to open up the cable box industry to third-party companies.

In a blog post on cable boxes and competition, the White House announced on Friday that it’s “calling on the FCC to open up set-top cable boxes to competition. This will allow for companies to create new, innovative, higher-quality, lower-cost products.” President Barack Obama also issued an Executive Order that calls on government agencies like the FCC to “make further progress through specific, pro-competition executive actions that empower and inform consumers, workers, and entrepreneurs.” …

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Via: Mashable: Tech

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