Sharp, Hewlett-Packard and 9 other companies have joined together to petition the FCC not to eliminate a July 1, ’06 set-top integration ban that would require all new set-tops after that date to have a CableCARD. Cable has asked the FCC to eliminate the ban or at least postpone it by 18 months.

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Yaaay! A new buzzword. I’ve really gotten tired of constantly writing about all the old ones, like “net neutrality,” “Gigablast,” 3G, 4G, 5G and even 10G, oh my! So now we’re hearing more and more

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