FCC approves ‘Unlock the Box’ proposal for cable set-top box changes

FCC approves ‘Unlock the Box’ proposal for cable set-top box changes

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken a step towards freeing customers of cable and satellite providers from having to lease equipment from the company. The commission has voted in favor of the “Unlock the Box” proposal by Chairman Tom Wheeler, which intends to create a framework that would allow customers to use effectively any compatible set-top box to view content from cable services, including third-party streaming devices from TiVo or even the Apple TV….

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