TiVo fighting FCC over CableCARD, Verizon’s FiOS service

Background: the FCC’s “integration ban” The FCC’s set-top box “integration ban” requires cable operators to deploy set-top boxes that meet certain criteria standards, separating proprietary encryption from basic decoding functions. More specifically, this regulation effectively forces cable operators to support CableCARD, a technology incorporated into digital TVs and DVRs (e.g., TiVo Series3) that makes such devices compatible with the cable operator’s encryption scheme without a set-top box. By separating decryption from other functions, the ‘integration Continue Reading →