Sleep Ready—Cable Rolling Out Energy Saving Set-tops
Cable continues its efforts at energy conservation, with the 6 largest MSOs on track for deploying a “light sleep” option for new set-top boxes next month. Some of those deployments are already underway, and ops are also beginning to provide software upgrades this fall to some boxes in homes to enable light sleep. Meanwhile, the Dept of Energy has given the industry until Oct 1 to work out a voluntary agreement with energy advocates. Read more in today’s issue.