“Make no bones about it: unlocking the box is a terrific idea.”
Stop paying for a cable box you don’t need
Renting that old cable box is costing you $231 per year. The cable box monopoly controls 99 percent of households.
Competition will lower prices and make it easier to watch Internet and streaming content on your TV.
Change in Cost Since 1994
Cable set-top boxes +185%
Computers, TVs, mobile phones
What is at Stake:
The monopoly on cable boxes hurts consumers, costing Americans an average of $231 a year on products that block content and hold back innovation.
Why You Need to Take Action:
Consumers have the power to Unlock The Box. Make your voice heard so lawmakers know we’re fighting for lower prices and more choice.
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In the News
“FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to “unlock the box” would create greater opportunities for the talent and experiences of programmers of color to become more visible to larger audiences.”
“(I)t’s only right to wonder why we’re stuck with having to use clunky old set-top boxes.”
“If you’re a cable customer, it’s hard to find anything objectionable [within the FCC proposal]. More competition means more choice, and more choice means you’re not left sticking HDMI cables into the bulky plastic trash heap your ISP issued.”