FCC Record, Volume 22, No. 15, Pages 11424 to 12103, June 25 - July 6, 2007 Page: 12,024
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Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of )
Implementation of Section 304 of the ) CS Docket No. 97-80
Telecommunications Act of 1996
Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices
Compatibility Between Cable Systems and ) PP Docket No. 00-67
Consumer Electronics Equipment
THIRD FURTHER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Adopted: June 27,2007 Released: June 29, 2007
Comment Date: 30 days after publication in the Federal Register
Reply Comment Date: 45 days after publication in the Federal Register
By the Commission: Commissioner Copps issuing a statement.
1. CableCARD-ready devices available at retail today are unable to access the two-way features
available on cable systems, including electronic programming guides ("EPGs"), video-on-demand
("VOD"), pay-per-view ("PPV"), and other interactive television ("ITV") capabilities. In this Third
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, we solicit comment on proposed standards to ensure
bidirectional compatibility of cable television systems and consumer electronics equipment. We also seek
comment on whether any rules we adopt in this proceeding should apply to non-cable Multichannel Video
Programming Distributor (CMVPDs") and whether there are technological solutions that are network
agnostic and deployable across all MVPD platforms (e.g., cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite ("DBS"),
Internet Protocol ("IP") or hybrid Quadrature Amplitude Modulation/IP ("QAM/IP")).
2. Section 629 of the Act directs the Commission to:
adopt regulations to assure the commercial availability, to consumers of multichannel
video programming and other services offered over multichannel video programming
systems, of converter boxes, interactive communications equipment, and other equipment
used by consumers to access multichannel video programming and other services offered
over multichannel video programming systems, from manufacturers, retailers, and other
vendors not affiliated with any multichannel video programming distributor.'
147 U.S.C. 549(a).
Federal Communications Comn-ission
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