Cable a-la wha?

I have an extreme dislike for my cable company. Why? They already charge too much. One of their major competitors that serves the western North Carolina area has a cable internet and digital TV deal for $80 a month. We pay in the Piedmont somewhere close to $100 due to separate charges. Now the FCC is pushing for a-la-carte cable television and I feel as we the consumers are going to get screwed once more.


Watching CNN last night, I found out that the corporations are planning on charging $4 per channel. They also posted the statistic that the average user watches 17 channels. Okay, let’s do the math here:

4 x 17 = 68

Is it just me or is that WAY more than the current $50 I pay for anyways? Sure I get a bunch of useless channels, but at least they’re MY useless channels. Sometimes you have to wonder which industries FCC chairman Kevin Martin is in bed with. Perhaps he doesn’t even pay for cable television at all.
Well, I guarantee you this. The day they implement a-la-carte to increase their profit margins is the day I switch to satellite TV. I will not stand to pay any more for Cartoon Network and Sci-Fi and the “15” of the other channels I do watch. Maybe it’s time to buy stock in DirecTV.
Via Slashdot

  • Thanks for breaking this down, I heard it but didn’t have the time to get into the details. This truly stinks. I am thinking about getting just cable and a sling at my parents house and just leach off of their cable! 😉

  • Thanks for breaking this down, I heard it but didn’t have the time to get into the details. This truly stinks. I am thinking about getting just cable and a sling at my parents house and just leach off of their cable! 😉