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Future of TV Coalition Responds to FCC Delay on Set-Top Box Proposal Vote

Future of TV Coalition   •   Press Release   •   September 29, 2016

The Future of TV Coalition issued the following statement in response to the FCC’s open meeting today:

“Following the FCC’s decision to pull the vote on a final set-top-box rule from today’s Open Meeting agenda, key questions remain about both the substance of the latest draft proposal and the process by which the Commission intends to continue this proceeding. Given the critical role that public input has played throughout this debate in identifying flaws and suggesting constructive fixes and the unprecedented level of Congressional interest in this proceeding, we urge the FCC to embrace real transparency and release its latest proposal to allow meaningful public input and review.

“While previous versions of this proposal have generated enormous public interest and comment, no one outside of the FCC has even seen what’s in this latest version – much less had an opportunity to comment on it. This is too important to consumers, content creators, and the future of the TV ecosystem to get wrong. With sufficient public input and fair minded consideration, there is no reason why consensus can’t be reached on a solution that will expand consumers’ options without undermining creators’ rights, consumer privacy, or the unprecedented innovation already sweeping the TV landscape.”

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