MEDIA BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON COSHIP ELECTRONICS CO., LTDS LOW-COST, LIMITED CAPABILITY SET-TOP BOX CERTIFICATION
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
February 3, 2010
MEDIA BUREAU ACTION
MEDIA BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON COSHIP ELECTRONICS CO., LTD’S LOW-COST,
LIMITED CAPABILITY SET-TOP BOX CERTIFICATION
Comment Date: February 13, 2010On June 1, 2009, the Commission released an order granting a request by Evolution Broadband, LLC
(“Evolution”) for a waiver of Section 76.1204(a)(1) of the Commission’s rules,1 which prohibits cable
operators from placing into service navigation devices that perform both conditional access and other
functions.2 The Commission concluded that the Evolution Broadband DMS-1002 and DMS-1002-CA
set-top boxes were eligible for waiver of the integration ban pursuant to the “low-cost, limited-capability”
standard set forth in the Commission’s 2005 Deferral Order.3 In the Evolution Order, the Commission
set forth a streamlined process for other applicants to seek waivers for similarly low-cost, limited-
If applicants certify that the capabilities of their navigation devices are
low-cost, limited capability devices that are no more advanced than the
[Evolution Broadband DMS-1002 and DMS-1002-CA set-top boxes] and
include the full specifications of any devices for which waiver is sought,
the Media Bureau will release a public notice seeking comment on those
certifications for a period of ten calendar days, after which the Bureau
will expeditiously grant a waiver similar to the one granted herein, deny
such a waiver, or take other appropriate action.4
COSHIP Electronics Co., Ltd (“COSHIP”) has filed a request for waiver pursuant to this streamlined
process, certifying that its COSHIP Model N5500C and Model N6600C set-top boxes are low-cost,
1 47 C.F.R. § 76.1204(a)(1). The Commission commonly refers to this rule as the “integration ban.”
2 Evolution Broadband, LLC’s Request for Waiver of Section 76.1204(a)(1) of the Commission’s Rules, 24 FCC Rcd
7890 (2009) (“Evolution Order”).
3 See Implementation of Section 304 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Commercial Availability of Navigation
Devices, 20 FCC Rcd 6794, 6813, ¶ 37 (2005) (“2005 Deferral Order”).
4 Evolution Order, 24 FCC Rcd at 7897, ¶ 15.
limited-capability devices that are no more advanced than the Evolution Broadband DMS-1002 and
DMS-1002-CA.5 The Media Bureau seeks comment on this certification.6
This proceeding will be treated as “permit but disclose” for purposes of the Commission’s ex parte rules.
See generally 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200-1.1216. As a result of the permit-but-disclose status of this
proceeding, ex parte presentations will be governed by the procedures set forth in Section 1.1206 of the
Commission’s rules applicable to non-restricted proceedings.7
Comments and oppositions are due February 13, 2010. All filings should refer to the case identifier,
CSR-8259-Z. Pleadings sent via e-mail to the Commission will be considered informal and will not be
part of the official record. Comments and oppositions filed must indicate that they have been served on
Petitioner. All comments and oppositions must be served on Petitioner’s Counsel:
Brian J. Hurh
David Wright Tremaine, LLP
1919 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Parties must file an original and four copies of each filing. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger
delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All
filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal
Effective December 28, 2009, all hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for
the Commission’s Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW,
Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. All hand deliveries must be held together
with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of before entering the
building. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority
Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th
Street, SW, Washington DC 20554.
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille,
large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
One copy of each pleading must be sent to Brendan Murray, Media Bureau, Room 4-A737, 445 12th
Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554 or Brendan.Murray@fcc.gov.
5 See COSHIP’s Request for Waiver of Section 76.1204(a)(1) of the Commission’s Rules, CSR-8259-Z attaching
Declaration of Ruiliang Yang, General Manager of International Business, Shenzhen Coship Electronics Co., Ltd.
(filed December 15, 2009).
6 Commenters should limit their comments to the issue of whether the COSHIP Model N5500C and Model N6600C
are more advanced than the Evolution Broadband DMS-1002 and DMS-1002-CA. The Bureau does not seek
comment on the policy implications of issues resolved in the Evolution Order.
7 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206.
Copies of the Waiver Request and any subsequently filed documents in this matter are also available for
inspection in the Commission’s Reference Information Center:
445 12th Street, S.W., CY-Level
Washington, D.C. 20554
Alternate formats of this Public Notice (computer diskette, large print, audio recording, or Braille) are
available to persons with disabilities by contacting the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at
(202) 418-0530 or (202) 418-7365 (TTY).
For further information, contact Brendan Murray of the Media Bureau, (202) 418-1573. Press inquiries
should be directed to David Fiske, (202) 418-0513. TTY: (202) 418-7172 or (888) 835-5322.