Re: Cable Firms Raise Set-Top Box Rates

By DEBORAH YAO, AP Business Writer

> Cable companies are planning to charge more for set-top boxes to help > pay for new, more expensive versions mandated by the Federal > Communications Commission. > They say the price increases are a result of the government's push to > spur competition for the boxes, which are required to receive digital > programming and change channels. It's not yet clear how much the > charges will rise.

That reminds me: does having a digital cable box mean that I'll be able to receive _all_ the digital channels on my analog TV, or are there exceptions?


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[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Before long, _all_ analog TV sets will be useless; all broadcasters have been ordered to begin broadcasting in digital only sometime during 2009 (?). PAT]
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William Warren
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