The FCC has recently approved a proposal that has potential to offer consumers subscription-based alternatives to their cable box. “Instead of having to rent the box from, say, Time Warner or ATT Uverse, you will be able to add that subscription onto your Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV and Roku boxes.”
If passed, the proposal will inevitably decrease rental fees by introducing cable companies to some much-needed competition. The FCC’s summary of the proposal stated, “Consumers should be able to choose how they access the cable or satellite services to which they subscribe.”
This proposal shows the power of streaming content as industry standards continually change to favor consumers who are ‘cutting the cord’ between outdated and expensive cable providers.
To learn more, read the FCC Blog here