FCC Okays Basic Cable Encryption


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Yes, all you folks that think you will be able to continue to receive basic channels "free" with your internet subscription, you're soon to find out differently.

The FCC voted unanimously to allow cable companies such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision to encrypt basic services, Bloomberg reported. Prior to the ruling issued late Friday, cable companies encrypted premium cable programming but were barred from scrambling basic channels so consumers would not be forced to rent set-top boxes to watch local TV stations.
Sorry folks, but remember TV antennas still work just fine, and give you a better picture (and possibly more channels) to boot!!!

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