NAACP Opposes Set-Top Integration Ban

NAACP Opposes Set-Top Integration Ban 1A group representing the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Urban League and the Southern Christian Leadership Congress, among others, has asked the FCC to grant a temporary waiver of the FCC’s ban on digital set-top boxes that combine surfing and security functions.

The Black Leadership Forum, which represents the above groups and some 24 others, was one of several organizations writing the Chairman Martin on Monday to ask for a waiver. Others included limited government/free market groups like Americans for Tax Reform, Americans for Prosperity, and The League of Rural Voters.

In a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, the Forum called the ban a “regressive tax on cable customers.” MORE