Advertisements As I stated, I think this puts Comcast in a an even less tenable position. It forces you to install a CableCARD to access anything but they charge you an additional fee to actually use it. Even if it were an acceptable solution, their system does not have the capability to authorize different devices on the same account for different levels of service. Let me try to summarize the relevant FCC requirements and Comcast's compliance. FCC requirement: Comcast: Comcast sort of in compliance. Although it is enforced haphazardly and I have been told on multiple occasions that the a/o fee is for the CableCARD. FCC requirement: Comcast in compliance only for the first device and only if it is the primary device on the account. Otherwise, you are assessed an additional fee if you wish to access all of the channels to which you are entitled. This charge may not apply if you have the "limited digital basic" package. Overall, Comcast not in compliance.