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Thanks, FCC! Your cable company will soon have more competition

 
Alana33
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This week, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that you can get your cable through devices besides your company's cable box. The ruling means that instead of having to rent the box from, say, Time Warner or ATT Uverse, you will be able to add that subscription onto your Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV and Roku boxes. You still have to have a cable subscription, but the massive rental fees will be a thing of the past. What does that really mean? Well, it's going to give cable companies some competition and hopefully reduce the amount of money you have to spend every month. It's not a done deal yet, but this is the first step in what is likely inevitable as industry standards change and people are cutting the cord in droves. […]

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http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/19/1487908/-Thanks-FCC-Your-cable-company-will-soon-have-more-competition

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Topic starter Posted : February 22, 2016 4:03 pm
STTsailor
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It is a good news for these still attached to cable TV.

I cut the cord 3 years ago. Never looked back. I have more time on my hands and I feed happier. Now when I get a glimpse of CNN at the airport or at work I realize how much fear mongering is regurgitating through these outlets.

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Posted : February 22, 2016 7:44 pm
OldTart
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I guess it's good news for people who have a bunch of gizmos but I don't have, "Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV and Roku boxes". My HD DVR receiver costs me $19.95 a month which doesn't seem a "massive" rental fee and if it should crap out I'd just exchange it so no investment there. As far as free time, I record everything I want to watch and play at my leisure so no cord to cut!

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Posted : February 22, 2016 8:17 pm
Scubadoo
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With the free TWC app it's possible to watch live TV on Iphone, tablets, PCs today (with cable subscription of course. Will be nice to get rid of all their boxes though. Well it's about time. AT&T lost their grip on equipment in the 70s before the 1984 breakup.

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Posted : February 23, 2016 12:46 am
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