House Sets July 12 Set-Top Talks
July 11, 2016
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler will face a House Communications Subcommittee FCC oversight hearing this week (July 12), and probably some grilling on the status of his controversial “unlock the box” proposal.
Rep. Frank Pallone (DN. J.), chairman of the subcommittee and ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, is one legislator likely to be looking for progress on a “ditch the box” compromise proposal from cable operators that could potentially reunite his fractured subcommittee. FCC staffers signaled last week there are points of agreement, but also sought many clarifications.
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