[opendtv] Re: News: Good news for their customers?

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 12:07:10 -0500

Craig Birkmaier wrote:

> Perhaps Mediacom should use this statement in the notice
> they will be sending to their customers...we are raising
> rates again and the Chairman of the FCC thinks that this
> is good news for you!

I find it impossible to pick a good guy in any of this. And I find it
exceedingly difficult to make a bad guy out of the company that provides
everyone with the programming for no fee at all!

If Mediacom were truly concerned about its customers, rather than
keeping them tied to a tight leash, they should offer a "no local
stations" package. Like the DBS companies do (or did, I don't keep

Give customers the option to save money and use an antenna for local
content. That would also give them better HDTV than they might have
experienced over cable. But, of course, it's much more convenient to
make the broadcasters the bad guys.

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