NCTA-CEA pact on set-top boxes will yield major energy savings

12/7/2012 | Broadcasting & Cable

A minimum of 90% of set-top boxes purchased and distributed by cable providers will conform to the EPA Energy Star 3.0 standard, according to a new voluntary pact between the Consumer Electronics Association and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. The pact will cut residential energy costs by $1.5 billion, the groups say. Participants in the agreement, which becomes effective Jan. 1, include Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox, among a dozen providers, along with manufacturers Cisco, Motorola, EchoStar and ARRIS.

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