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Here's Why Your Cable Box Just Won Its Latest Bout With The FCC

Just 20 minutes before a vote to "unlock" set-top boxes, the head of the FCC backed down—at least for now. Just 20 minutes before a vote to "unlock" set-top boxes, the head of the FCC backed down—at least for now. It seemed like such a no-brainer: a government proposal that would have forced cable and satellite TV companies to make set-top boxes optional and give subscribers more choice.
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