- Posted March 11, 2014 by
Watertown, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
- 9/11 to Now: Ways We Have Changed Our Language and Traded Security for Freedom
- How Our Country and Its Language has Changed since 9/11- One Nation under Surveillance for Liberty and Justice for All?
- The GOP Tries to Sink Another Iran Deal; It's Not the First Time. Remember Reagan’s Deal with Iran? Our Coup? The Shah" No? You Must Be Republican
- $15 an Hour in NY? Where's the Outrage Over Corporate America's Continuous 'Raises'? Fast Food's Raise Will Leverage Hike for All Workers in America
- Still Not Lovin' It - McDonald's Profits Fall for Seventh Straight Quarter-The 'Golden Rule' May Help the Golden Arches
Time Warner Cable / Comcast- 'Good Service and Content Not Available' Want More Money For Service That's Terrible
Most Time Warner Cable customers have no choice when it comes to getting their cable TV. TWC, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Cablevision, and others, most often have localized monopolies when it comes to choice of Internet and TV cable.
Often, these cable company's service sucks. The feed blinks off and on. The box glitches. And when you call their call center in another country, as Mick Jagger said in a song, "I can't get no satisfaction".
And to add insult to poor service, cable companies blame content providers for having to raise monthly prices.
Are you tired of having to watch the same movie on FX 50 times in a month?
And where is Congress?
Law makers cut a deal with cable companies to 'build out broadband Internet service for America' in exchange for the cable company's monopoly in many areas of the United States.
The trade off is that the U.S. get rural broadband and cable companies get to screw consumers with ever increasing costs for cable service and ever increasing lousy service.
But cable companies are only reaping the benefits of that deal with Congress.
There are still many rural areas that don't have access to high speed Internet because TWC and others say it's not cost effective to build infrastructure where there's only a few homes.
But when you enter into a deal, you're supposed to hold up your end of the bargain.
People have been patient. Cable companies have failed.
Now it's time for people to call on Congress to act.
Cable companies are ripping off consumers and until Congress has the will to act, there's no recourse for consumers.