RIP, America’s robust video market. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has a plan for you and he doesn’t intend to let you refuse it. Last week the FCC released a fact sheet on Chairman Wheeler’s new plan to rid the world’s most vibrant video marketplace of set-top boxes, those devices that almost all cable TV customers choose to lease each month. His plan? Force creation of an app and a standard app license that would take over the video marketplace. What could be more innovative than government-directed software and business contracts?
Read “Coming soon: The FCC chairman’s set-top box app” on AEI.