View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
December 1, 1993

COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TO ELIMINATE US CABLE BOX

By CBR Staff Writer

The US Federal Communications Commission is proposing to abolish the rule that connection to a cable television network must be via a cable boxes, suggesting that the boxes should be replaced by specially equipped televisions and video recorders into which a paperback-sized cartridge would be inserted in order to access the network and decode the signals. Current boxes get only one signal at a time and cannot be controlled by the tuner. The new cartridge would enable the user to tune a channel directly from one of the new receivers. The proposal would abolish the separate charge for cable boxes, but permit cable companies to build cartridge rent into their monthly charges.

Websites in our network
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED
THANK YOU