Today, Comcast announced the launch of its new ap that can replace the need for a cable box. The app is currently available on Roku and Samsung Internet TVs, and is available to manufacturers and developers building any number of devices to show content on a television screen.
The Federal Communications Commission is currently proposing rules that would require cable companies maintain the cable box, even if it could be replaced by an app.
The following statement can be attributed to Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform:
“The FCC is trying to mandate old and outdated technology. Comcast has solved the problem that the FCC has decided to continue.”
Once again free market forces move faster than government. The Federal Communications Commission is just now proposing rules that would require cable companies maintain the clunky cable box.
This new development should clear some space on the FCC’s calendar. Now they can go back to working on getting more spectrum to the market for all of our tech devices. That would be a real net benefit for consumers, and actually within the FCC”s job description.