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Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climate

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:32 pm
by gary94080
without getting into a political discussion, I was just wondering what others think will happen with with the pending change in the FCC and regulatory climate.

will things move back to more cable company control?

or are the corporate forces outside the cable industry strong enough to keep the door somewhat open?

Re: Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climat

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:15 pm
by Scallica
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Re: Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climat

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:18 pm
by Space
Just what we need, more fake news...

Re: Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climat

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:42 pm
by DrSmith
Given all the consolidation in many dimensions (AT&T -> DirecTV, Charter -> TimeWarner, distributors owning content generation) and the slow, consistent death of land-line telephone I cannot imagine how CableCo will not be viewed as an essential communication monopoly and must eventually be regulated as a utility. Now whether that happens in the next 4 years, or the next 20 is the bigger question.

Re: Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climat

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:56 pm
by gary94080
Space wrote:Just what we need, more fake news...


the FCC chairman is said to be stepping down in January.

Re: Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climat

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:34 pm
by Space
gary94080 wrote:
Space wrote:Just what we need, more fake news...


the FCC chairman is said to be stepping down in January.

I am aware of that, I was referring to the tweet from "Donald Trump" posted by Scallica which is not real.

Re: Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climat

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:47 pm
by adam1991
It's like buying a car. The customer owns the biggest tool at the table: the ability to walk away from the deal.

Cable companies might think their world is going back to business as usual, but they're wrong. And there's not a thing any sitting president or Congress can do to force the population into the cableco world.

Re: Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climat

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:09 am
by STC
Space wrote:
gary94080 wrote:
Space wrote:Just what we need, more fake news...


the FCC chairman is said to be stepping down in January.

I am aware of that, I was referring to the tweet from "Donald Trump" posted by Scallica which is not real.


DonnyT didn't say that? :what the heck:

Re: Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climat

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:13 am
by Space
STC wrote:...
DonnyT didn't say that?

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Re: Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climat

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:00 am
by STC
Oh no. That means everything I know about him is false... We're doomed.

Re: Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climat

PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:09 am
by Sharks
lol, Space & Scallica.
Also this not to get into much of a political discussion this is one of the things that I liked about Obama was his FCC choice, and one of the items that frustrates me about Trump.