The Divergence: Comcast really loved the idea of open cable boxes before hating it

“There has been a mafia-style carve up of the nation, market by market, where cable companies don’t compete with each other,” one very senior executive in the TV industry told me. “This is not a technology problem. It is a business problem compounded by the duopoly that exists in every TV market. (Would you like cable or satellite?) And without a bomb being dropped, the situation will likely stay on its current path.” – Gene Kimmelman, Public Knowledge via Nilay Patel, The Verge