A bevy of public interest groups are voicing concerns over cable’s OCAP plans, telling the FCC that the proprietary platform gives the cable industry "undue control over the customer’s equipment." The 9 groups, which include Public Knowledge and the New America Foundation, want a rulemaking to solicit comment on CEA’s 2-way plug & play proposal. Specifically, they want non-cable companies to have more opportunities to create CableCARD devices that allow control of 2-way services. Major CE makers have signed on to the OpenCable platform and are currently manufacturing 2-way DTV products. "We welcome the FCC seeking comment on proposals to bring ‘two-way’ plug and play products to market as soon as possible, as we had urged the Commission to do almost 2 years ago when NCTA submitted cable’s solution to making two-way a reality," an NCTA spokesman said.

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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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