Senate Committee Tries To Delay Choice In Cable Set-Top Boxes, Potentially Costing Consumers at Least $1.6 Billion per Month

Washington — The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a rider in a budget bill that would delay the FCC from opening the TV set-top box market to competitors. The rider would demand that the FCC further the study the issue of ensuring third parties can offer devices that are compatible with customers’ paid TV content.…