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Plan to offer cable without box scuttled

Posted at 5:43 AM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 07:49:30-05

Cable subscribers will continue to be required to rent boxes to receive service.

Lawmakers had been pushing for a mandate that would bar cable companies from charging customers rental fees for the boxes.

The Congressional committee that oversees the FCC has shot down the proposal, asking the commission to kill the proposal.