Why the FCC should approve basic encryption for cable operators

11/28/2011 | Multichannel News

Cable providers that have completed their digital conversions should be able to protect their basic tier with encryption, according to a filing by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association with the Federal Communications Commission. Encrypting the basic service would prevent service from being stolen, lead to new services and cut down on the need to deploy workers to start or cancel service. What's more, no other pay-TV rivals are similarly prohibited from using encryption, the NCTA writes.

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