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Old August 5 2013, 06:27 PM   #17
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Re: Time Warner pulls CBS station signals, L.A., NYC

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This is why I want more regulation.

1.) No company can cahrge over 100 bucks a month--and for that you get everything. All channels, internet, 'phone--everything.
2.) all local channels and network channels must be carried by all cable and satellite companies BY LAW!!
One and two conflict and would be very bad for cable companies financially.
Boo hoo.

I'm not sure about the first of the above rules but I would unhesitatingly support the second.
You would also have to put a cap on what OTA channels could charge. But then, I don't give a shit about OTA channels. I couldn't tell you the last time I watched one regularly and for sporting events I can just use the rabbit ears.

The market works best when OTA's can charge whatever they can get and cable operators have the choice of paying or not.
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