Washington, DC – Today, in a split vote, the House Appropriations Committee passed an anti-consumer measure, favored by the big cable companies, to delay the FCC set-top box proposal.
In response, the Consumer Video Choice Coalition released the following statement:
“It is disappointing to see anti-consumer provisions delaying set-top box competition advanced by the House Appropriations Committee today. 84 percent of Americans say cable prices are too high and 69 percent say more competition is the solution. A bi-partisan Congress made set-top box competition the law 20 years ago, and consumers have waited long enough for cost saving relief.
“We want to thank those members of Congress who are standing up for competition, innovation and lower prices today. We look forward to supporting efforts to defeat this poison pill, championed by the big cable companies, at every turn.”