Google throws support behind alternative set-top proposal

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is showing support for a pay-TV group's recently proposed alternative to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's "Unlock the Box" set-top proposal.

The service provider said in a statement provided to Politico that Google said it needs to find a way to make it easier for people to find and watch shows they want on cable, satellite, on-demand or online, and that the Future of TV's "Ditch the Box" proposal looks like a step in the right direction.

However, Google support is in contract with INCOMPAS, which called pay-TV's proposal encouraging but ultimately a ploy to delay negotiations with the FCC. FierceCable has this report. 

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