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[Discuss] Fwd: Hey FCC, Don't Lock Down Our Wi-Fi Routers | WIRED

On 10/5/2015 12:50 PM, Bill Bogstad wrote:
> Vendors will take the path of least resistance.   Tivo and others have
> already shown how to only allow signed firmware updates.   Vendors

Vendors will do what they think will generate the most revenue for the 
least total cost. The ones which have been making profits from selling 
inexpensive hardware with crap stock firmware intended to be replaced 
with DD-WRT and the like, which costs them nothing to maintain or 
support, will continue to make inexpensive hardware that will run DD-WRT 
and the like. Changing a component on a main board is cheap; changing an 
entire business model is expensive.

Rich P.

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