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[ NNSquad ] Cable Companies Want Government to Help Them Increase Your Bill & Limit Competition



----- Forwarded message from Dave Farber <dave@farber.net> -----

Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 16:14:30 -0500
From: Dave Farber <dave@farber.net>
Subject: [IP] Cable Companies Want Government to Help Them Increase Your Bill
	& Limit Competition
Reply-To: dave@farber.net
To: ip <ip@listbox.com>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Dewayne Hendricks" <dewayne@warpspeed.com>
Date: Feb 8, 2012 3:54 PM
Subject: [Dewayne-Net] Cable Companies Want Government to Help Them
Increase Your Bill & Limit Competition
To: "Multiple recipients of Dewayne-Net" <dewayne-net@warpspeed.com>

Cable Companies Want Government to Help Them Increase Your Bill & Limit
Competition
By Boxee
Feb 8, 2012
<
http://blog.boxee.tv/2012/02/08/cable-companies-want-government-to-help-them-increase-your-bill-limit-competition/
>

Amidst flat and declining cable TV subscription numbers, Cable companies
are lobbying the FCC to force every cable subscriber to rent cable boxes or
cable cards even if they donít want or need them now.

Currently cable companies must deliver broadcast channels in a way that
enables tuners like Boxee Live TV (and the ones in your TV) to display
those channels without any extra hardware.

Now the cable companies are asking the FCC to change the rules and turn
access off. Their main excuse being that it will reduce the need for the
cable guy to drive to your house to disconnect your cable and thus be
better for the environment. Considering this ruling would also mean
millions more set top boxes and cable cards are manufactured, distributed,
and attached to electric outlets (see below for consumption), their
argument doesnít hold water. Itís akin to a cable executive taking a
private jet to an FCC meeting, but insisting on having recycled toilet
paper on-board to help save the environment.

[snip]

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