TELECOM 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.

Are there TV sets that will take a cable company's card so that I don't have to buy a set-top box at all?


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