7 On Your Side: Cable providers charge monthly rental for cable box

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7 On Your Side: Your cable company is charging you every month for rent on your cable box. Consumer Reports is pushing for change and a choice for cable customers.

Have you looked at your cable bill lately? Turns out, you're not just paying for TV channels. 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney partnered up with Consumer Reports for this report.

Your cable company is also charging you every month for rent on your cable box. Consumer Reports is pushing for change and a choice for cable customers.

The Federal Communications Commission is now collecting public comments on new rules for cable boxes. The final rules will need to be approved by the FCC. Consumer Reports says you can submit your opinion at unlockthebox.com. Watch the video above for Michael Finney's full report.

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Consumer Reports is published by Consumers Union. Both Consumer Reports and Consumers Union are not-for-profit organizations that accept no advertising. Neither has any commercial relationship with any advertiser or sponsor on this site.

(All Consumer Reports Material Copyright 2014. Consumers Union of U.S. Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
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