FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has told Congress he does not plan to close the set-top box docket, but signaled that was because it could still have some deregulatory legs.

That came in a letter released April 21 in the FCC’s periodic batch of chairman responses to congressional inquiries.Republican members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee had asked Pai to close the docket after FCC chairman Tom Wheeler was unable to get three Democratic votes for his “unlock the box,” then “unlock the app” proposals.

Source: Pai to Congress: Set-Top Docket To Remain Open | Multichannel