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Date: 03/30/13 12:50 PM

12 Responses to The First Honest Cable Company

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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4555 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    Link: The First Honest Cable Company - After years working in the telecom industry, I can vouch for this.
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    AntEconomist Male 40-49
    336 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm
    And why is the cable industry an oligopoly? To start a competing company, you need a license from the government. Once you open for business, you must, by law, carry a variety of channels that no one actually wants to watch (if they did, we wouldn`t need a law requiring you to carry them). Oh yes...the prices you can charge and packages for which you charge are all dictated by the government. Violations of any of these rules can cost you $25,000 per day.

    Existing cable companies support these regulations because they keep out competitors.
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    sounds like Cable One
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    AntEconomist - can you come and teach my MBA class? Cos you make more sense than my lecturer did when she covered oligopolies. You said it all apart from "Barriers to entry" and supernormal profits (which I read about in my textbook).
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    This is exactly why I ditched Comcast.
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    iLove Female 18-29
    676 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    Great new commercial, Charter!
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    MadnessLvl2 Male 18-29
    144 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    Stupid stupid Comcast...
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    itzazoom Male 18-29
    182 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm
    glad i got a local provider with very decent performance , fiber cables and free 24/7 support

    sadly a rare thing
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    Unless you`ve got Google Fiber, in which case, I`m super f*cking jealous.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10338 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 11:31 pm
    Well let`s see. We have Charter. Direct TV. Dish Network. Windstream. A plethora of internet only services, and over the air HD, which in the Birmingham area, is somewhere around 35 channels.

    I`d say we have plenty of choices. That being said, I do think our internet is too expensive for the speeds we can achieve.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35660 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Ha! Great!
    But there is another option...don`t.
    That`s it, just "don`t". Don`t buy it. You will live quite well without Showtime, HBO or Oprahs station.

    I`ve never seen Spartacus or Game of Thrones and I don`t miss them.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    April 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    We haven`t paid for TV service in years and don`t miss it. We have Charter internet and it`s the lesser of the evils we`ve experienced. It rarely goes down and surprisingly the customer service has improved (like it could have gotten worse). While people waste hours in front of a TV, we actually get out and ... you know ... have a life.

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