Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climate

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Future of cable with FCC and change of regulatory climate

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Post by gary94080 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:32 pm

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?

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Post by Scallica » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:15 pm

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Post by Space » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:18 pm

Just what we need, more fake news...

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Post by DrSmith » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:42 pm

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.

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Post by gary94080 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:56 pm

Space wrote:Just what we need, more fake news...
the FCC chairman is said to be stepping down in January.

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Post by Space » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:34 pm

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.

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Post by adam1991 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:47 pm

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.

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Post by STC » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:09 am

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? :wtf:
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Post by Space » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:13 am

STC wrote:...
DonnyT didn't say that?
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Post by STC » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:00 am

Oh no. That means everything I know about him is false... We're doomed.
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Post by Sharks » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:09 am

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.

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