From what I've read, it sounds like Pace is just adding CableCards to their existing STBs. I believe all three boxes mentioned in the article (Miami, Tahoe, and Vegas) already exist, but without the CableCard system.
I'm very glad to hear the Pace is finally going the CableCard route. I am very intrigued by their boxes (particularly since they have working eSATA ports) and am hoping they can continue their great work. The upcoming July 1st deadline had me worried, but it seems they're ready for it now.
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