Saturday, April 12, 2014

Senator Franken

“We’ve got the biggest cable provider and biggest Internet provider, in Comcast, buying the second-biggest cable provider and third-largest Internet provider, and I’m very worried that will create a company that’s too big,” Mr. Franken said in the interview. “They’re going to use their position to leverage higher cable prices and to dictate a lot of things that will make for fewer choices, and their service will be even worse.”

Senator Al Franken on the proposed merger of Comcast and Time-Warner. Do you need anymore reason to see this merger as, like the banks after the financial collapse, creating companies too big to regulate and too big to rein in corrupt and abuses of customers? This won't create competition or improves choices and prices for customers, quite the opposite.

Comcast is known for requiring customers buy packages of channels instead of individual ones the FCC required and for bleeding customers with higher prices while providing piss-poor service. In almost every area of their service they are the cable monoply leaving customers only one of the two satellite companies for choices, both of which aren't cheaper or better.

He is totally right about this merger but worse for us, almost all the senators favor it, including Democrats because they're bought and sold by the media companies, like Comcast and Time-Warner. They would rathter piss off people, even voters, than their money source. We don't count to them, just Senator Franken and the few who see the folly of this merger.

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