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Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?

 
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01/15/2012 10:04 PM
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Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
WTF is going on, why is it legal for cable companies to create monopolies. For instance, wherever there is comcast, charter is not able to provide service and vice versa. How is this allowed. The prices keep going up up up and up.

Anything we can do about it? Anyone I can write a complaint too, even tho it wouldn't probably do any good. Greedy mofo's.
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01/15/2012 10:22 PM
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
WTF is going on, why is it legal for cable companies to create monopolies. For instance, wherever there is comcast, charter is not able to provide service and vice versa. How is this allowed. The prices keep going up up up and up.

Anything we can do about it? Anyone I can write a complaint too, even tho it wouldn't probably do any good. Greedy mofo's.
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Because the truck and feeder cable systems are very expensive to install, so you usually only have one set of those systems in place. If say comcast owns the lines, if another cable company wanted to come in, they would have to build a new system around the comcast lines. Most companies aren't willing to shell out the big bucks to install those lines.

These companies such as comcast and TWC will come in and buy out the existing cable systems, therefore pushing out the competitors and taking over their cable systems.

Ya it sucks and the corruption runs even deeper than you think. TWC and Comcast are silent partners. All cable companies lead back to one main source.
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01/15/2012 10:26 PM
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
What to do about monopolies is I think one of the most important political and economic question of our time. If we don't want to be ruled by a few of them that is.
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01/15/2012 10:30 PM
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
dump the cable hook up your comp to your tv fuck cable there is never any thing on any way i have been cable free for 5 years i get more tv and movies on my computer then i ever did on cable watching fox news right now thrue the internet
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dump the cable hook up your comp to your tv fuck cable there is never any thing on any way i have been cable free for 5 years i get more tv and movies on my computer then i ever did on cable watching fox news right now thrue the internet
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How do you get the internet?
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01/15/2012 10:32 PM
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dump the cable hook up your comp to your tv fuck cable there is never any thing on any way i have been cable free for 5 years i get more tv and movies on my computer then i ever did on cable watching fox news right now thrue the internet
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How do you get the internet?
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What the fuck is the internet?!
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01/15/2012 10:33 PM
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
Because the companies who own them bribe the politicians into making laws that allow them to have unfair advantages over others and inhibit competition.
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01/15/2012 10:34 PM
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
dump the cable hook up your comp to your tv fuck cable there is never any thing on any way i have been cable free for 5 years i get more tv and movies on my computer then i ever did on cable watching fox news right now thrue the internet
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How do you get the internet?
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What the fuck is the internet?!
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The thing that you are on right now.
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01/15/2012 10:36 PM
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
dump the cable hook up your comp to your tv fuck cable there is never any thing on any way i have been cable free for 5 years i get more tv and movies on my computer then i ever did on cable watching fox news right now thrue the internet
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How do you get the internet?
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wifi find a open network or throw a neibor a couple of bucks to use theirs or ask the cable company how much for just intern access
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
dump the cable hook up your comp to your tv fuck cable there is never any thing on any way i have been cable free for 5 years i get more tv and movies on my computer then i ever did on cable watching fox news right now thrue the internet
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How do you get the internet?
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wifi find a open network or throw a neibor a couple of bucks to use theirs or ask the cable company how much for just intern access
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Well not everyone has that luxury and you are still relying on cable.........
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
WTF is going on, why is it legal for cable companies to create monopolies. For instance, wherever there is comcast, charter is not able to provide service and vice versa. How is this allowed. The prices keep going up up up and up.

Anything we can do about it? Anyone I can write a complaint too, even tho it wouldn't probably do any good. Greedy mofo's.
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dumb inbred rednecks and their cable television. read a book b-rabitt
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01/16/2012 08:45 AM
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
After researching it more. Yep you are right, all about the politicians getting kickbacks to keep the monopoly going, and when the rates go higher for us customers, the govt makes more on taxes. Screw politicians, they are nothing but scammers. The old system is about to collapse, it can't come soon enough.
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
WTF is going on, why is it legal for cable companies to create monopolies. For instance, wherever there is comcast, charter is not able to provide service and vice versa. How is this allowed. The prices keep going up up up and up.

Anything we can do about it? Anyone I can write a complaint too, even tho it wouldn't probably do any good. Greedy mofo's.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4563101


as a utility they are managed differently.

its not in the best interest of the general public to have dozens of different cable companies and associated hardware clogging up the city. so you can get the playboy channel for a cheaper price.

try a satellite company instead...they exist, making it an oligopoly, not a monopoly.

you could steal the service...just bribe the installation tech.

if you get caught however, you go to jail maybe.
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
They haven't been sued yet by an attorney general to force a breakup.
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
WTF is going on, why is it legal for cable companies to create monopolies. For instance, wherever there is comcast, charter is not able to provide service and vice versa. How is this allowed. The prices keep going up up up and up.

Anything we can do about it? Anyone I can write a complaint too, even tho it wouldn't probably do any good. Greedy mofo's.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 4563101


One word: government.
"Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based of five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, or county commissioners." - Edward Abbey

"But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist." -Lysander Spooner

"If they take the ship, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skin into their clothing, and if we're very very lucky, they'll do it in that order." - Firefly
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Re: Why are cable companies allowed to create monopolies?
WTF is going on, why is it legal for cable companies to create monopolies. For instance, wherever there is comcast, charter is not able to provide service and vice versa. How is this allowed. The prices keep going up up up and up.

Anything we can do about it? Anyone I can write a complaint too, even tho it wouldn't probably do any good. Greedy mofo's.
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One word: government.
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