Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday August 03, 2015

Competition? 99% Still Rent Cable Box

I'm not surprised by this number. Does the average consumer even know there is an alternative to renting a cable box?

"Consumers should have the same range of choices for their video set-top boxes as they have for their mobile phones," said Markey. "When Congress last year regrettably removed the requirement that cable company services be compatible with set-top boxes purchased in the marketplace rather than rented directly from the provider, we doomed consumers to being captive to cable company rental fees forever."