Sign FCC petition: Unlock the box!

20160302_cablebox_fbThe next time you look at the cable box on top of your TV remember this fun fact:

Big Cable charges us $20 billion a year for those clunky boxes.

Aren’t our bills high enough without big cable companies forcing us to pay $200+ a year in rental fees?

Now there’s been a major development in Washington, and you can help win a victory for consumers!

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a plan that would allow us to avoid those cable rental fees and swap the pricey boxes for cheaper devices or apps. Big Cable, of course, likes that $20 billion and it’s doing everything it can to derail this reform. So we need the FCC to move as quickly as possible.

Please sign our “unlock the box” petition to the FCC!


About Jim Chilsen

Jim is director of communications for the Citizens Utility Board (CUB)
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One Response to Sign FCC petition: Unlock the box!

  1. Ken says:

    Besides the Cable TV box, there is a rental charge on your internet/phone modem. Comcast charges $10/month. You can buy your own modem now for under $100 without a petition. I wish I had known this 3 years ago. The only reason I am not buying one now is that I plan to drop cable TV, and may switch to U-Verse for internet & phone. Comcast quoted over $100/month for just internet and phone without TV. Does anyone have advice on this?

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