Nearly two weeks after introducing his proposal to overhaul the set-top box market, and nearly two weeks after being on the receiving end of cable companies’ criticism, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler took to Variety's "PopPolitics" SiriusXM radio show to defend his recent proposal. Cable companies argue Wheeler's proposal, which aims to create an open standard for set-top boxes, harms innovation. They already innovate by creating apps for third-party boxes. Wheeler doesn't buy that argument, though. "You are telling me that a locked down, closed system will have more impetus to be innovative, than a competitive, open system," he said. "I think that history shows that it is exactly the opposite of what happens in reality."
(Save yourself the trouble and cut the cord...)