An online virtual cable service that would offer direct competition to the multibillion-dollar cable industry is scheduled for deployment by Intel by the end of the year.

Time Warner Cable and other cable companies are, naturally, using their influence to prevent cable channel operators from cooperating with Intel, The New York Times reported. The Justice Department is reportedly looking into whether the cable industry is guilty of any type of anticompetitive practices. If Intel’s offering is successful, it would bolster the efforts begun by Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, all of which compete directly with cable TV.