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FCC chief proposes opening the pay-TV industry to tech firms
FCC chief proposes opening the pay-TV industry to tech firms

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to open the pay-TV industry to technology companies. Wheeler this week proposed expanding the definition of a pay-TV distributor to include companies that transmit TV programming via the Internet. The move should give tech companies access to some of the most popular channels in television. The proposal was designed to inject more competition into an industry long dominated by a handful of cable and satellite TV giants. "Consumers have long complained about how their cable service forces them to buy channels they never watch," Wheeler said in a blog post announcing his plan to modify the FCC's definition of a...

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