[opendtv] Re: Why Can't I Have Just the Cable Channels I Want?

  • From: "Albert Manfredi" <bert22306@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 16:36:52 -0400

Monty Solomon wrote:

>Kevin J. Martin, the F.C.C. chairman, showed up briefly
>in Atlanta to reiterate that he was not giving up the
>fight, even after recently cajoling cable companies to
>agree to put together a new, smaller tier of
>family-oriented channels that was a few dollars less
>than extended basic. "Putting more control in the
>hands of consumers is always good," he said.

I agree with that last sentiment. My suggestion is that in terms of a la 
carte offerings, the question is one of cost to consumers. More control at 
greater cost is not necessarily what consumers are asking for, but it's 
likely what they'd get. Even by the FCC's own figures, which they divulged 
recently (in which they estimated either modest savings or higher fees, 
depending on choices, with a la carte).

I think, on the other hand, that this new "switched video" idea is far less 
ambiguous as to what it would cause in "control in the hands of consumers."


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