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McCain working on bill to allow for 'a la carte' cable TV packages

McCain working on bill to allow for 'a la carte' cable TV packages

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Gold Contributor II
Gold Contributor II
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@HubFlyer wrote:

Back on topic, why not just let the free market settle?  Uncle Sam has enough real problems without getting involved in my cable TV decisions.


The government is already involved!  The free market will not be able to rule without ala carte programming.  That will not occur unless the government mandates it. 

Gold Contributor IV
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@HubFlyer wrote:

armond_in_nj wrote: 

To estimate how this will turn out, just consider that McCain knows even less about broadcasting, than he does about Vice Presidential candidates. 


 The last thing I come to Verizon Forums for is a clueless political opinion, even from silver/bronze contributors ...


Same here.  The penultimate thing for me is an ad hominem attack, so thank goodness they're rare.

Platinum Contributor III
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@HubFlyer wrote:

@armond_in_nj wrote:

 


To estimate how this will turn out, just consider that McCain knows even less about broadcasting, than he does about Vice Presidential candidates. 


 

The last thing I come to Verizon Forums for is a clueless political opinion, even from silver/bronze contributors.

 

Back on topic, why not just let the free market settle?  Uncle Sam has enough real problems without getting involved in my cable TV decisions.


The problem is lack of choices where one could make decisions on what they want. McCain is trying to give customers at a minimum, more choice. The FCC can't regulate what they have, what makes everyone think they can regulate more? Look at Neutrality, and see what that joke is now!!!

 

I have 150/65 and my friend has I think 20/5 on Comcast, do you think I can send him files at 20Mbps. Just an off topic example.

 

It look at it from the other perspective. Give us programming tiers, and a price tag for discounts on each channel we choose to exclude. I could probably pick more than four!Smiley Mad

 

There is a ton of crap I don't want, but don't want to pay tons extra for what I do want. After all, in my scenario Verizon would probably charge more for fewer channels because the content provider would want to charge them more because of the crap we remove. Example if I was to go Extreme HD 150/65 instead of Ultimate HD 150/65 the price would go up, explain them marketing apples! That is even if I was to ignore any discounts I may have on my account.Smiley Mad

 

 

Copper Contributor HubFlyer
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My point is that nearly everything Uncle Sam gets involved in they screw up.  The real solution IMHO is deregulation to let more players in to the market which would create more options.  Getting the US government to regulate MORE is not likely to be a net win.

 

And BTW, the snide remark intended as shot at Palin is an ad hominem IMO.

Bronze Contributor I
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Oh just like the deregulation of the airlines.....Great one!!!!! Another bagger look everything the gubment does is BAD...{please keep your posts courteous}

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