Unchained from the Cable Box

The FCC is breaking the cable hold on set-top boxes and letting rivals step in

I hate my cable box. It's a high-end Motorola (MOT) unit with dual tuners so I can watch one show and record another using a built-in digital video recorder. But the program guide is awful, I can't search for shows, the hard drive is too small, and the remote often fails to respond. Worse, the way cable contracts are set up, I have to use whatever Comcast (CMCSA) rents.

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