The Federal Confusion Commission’s Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to mandate some changes in how you and I access video. The Commission wants to vote next month (on the 18th) to issue a proposed rule-making that could upend the entire video infrastructure as we know it. The rulemaking would demand the creation of competitive open-architecture boxes that (1) allows for the discovery of any and all programming services including what’s on when and how it is accessed; (2) changes the rules on how the programming is able to be used on what devices by whom, and (3) pushes content delivery through the boxes … no matter the programming’s origins or the wishes of the originator or owner.
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