FCC's set-top box proposal gets thumbs up from group of House Dems

A group of Democratic lawmakers, including Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Congressman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) issued a letter encouraging their colleagues to support the FCC's plan to allow pay-TV customers to purchase their own third-party set-tops instead of renting device.

The letter also spoke out against the "aggressive campaign that has spread misinformation" since the original proposal. Since FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler introduced his STB proposal in February, it has faced opposition from fellow commissioners Michael O'Rielly as well as industry groups like NCTA, and MSOs like Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA).

FierceCable has this report.

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