House measure would lift set-top security integration prohibition

09/27/2013 | Multichannel News

A House measure unveiled Thursday by Reps. Robert Latta, R-Ohio, and Gene Green, D-Texas, would end the "unnecessary and costly" set-top security integration prohibition that was imposed in 2007. The legislation is backed by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and the American Cable Association. "This is common-sense legislation that recognizes the significant harms imposed by the integration ban, which since 2007 has forced consumers with leased set-top boxes to bear over $1 billion in unnecessary costs," said NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell.

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