Monday, October 29, 2007

no reason for this monopoly

The Federal Communications Commission is going to move to stop the practice of cable TV companies signing exclusive deals with apartment complexes. Now, I want to be careful here, because this is practically uncharted territory, but it would appear, from what I know, that this is a (gasp) Good Idea from the de facto Bush Administration. There is no good technical or other reason to allow such monopolies. Now watch, we'll find out in a few weeks that Dick Cheney or somebody stands to make a boatload of money from this - but even so, it is a good move.

And if individual apartment complexes in New York City can have cable TV competition, so can towns and counties across the US. End those cable TV monopolies now!


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