Definitely! We pay far too high a
price for cable services. We are
stuck with the cable company’s
lineup too. We ought to be able to
choose better packages for different prices. I do not want at least
half the channels I have to pay for.
I’d prefer an à la carte selection.
Yes. Once we have competition,
then we don’t have monopoly
and the rates would come down.
Competition is always healthy for
—Sai Ram Nimmagadda
Cable companies have been earning crazy money since becoming
a standard in most households.
Anytime a cable company opposes
something, it’s usually because it
benefits customers and affects the
cable companies’ bottom line.
Competition in the supply of hardware used in cable and satellite TV
reception would bring prices to the
consumer down, while increasing
technological advances and available options. It’s a win-win, except
for the current providers who have
been gouging customers for years
with high fees.
The more choices, the better!.
Should your cable
box be unlocked to
THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS Commission has proposed giving
cable TV customers access to not just the cable channels they pay for,
but also to other services they subscribe to (such as Netflix, Hulu, etc.,
plus internet content), all through the same box or built into their TV,
and not controlled by the cable provider. Supporters say this will give
consumers more choice of what they can watch on their televisions and
save them money. Opponents say the proposal is unfair to folks who create the programming and to the public that enjoys it.
What do you think?
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