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Joe Heller

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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    If you don’t like the way the cable company treats you as a customer, unsubscribe.

    At the very least, threaten to unsubscribe. I’m told they get very jittery when customers say they want to unsubscribe and offer better rates.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 5 months ago

    @Jase99

    Glad to see you’ve grown up Jase.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 months ago

    I recommend satellite, if your domicile allows it. Thousands of free channels. And six in English!

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 5 months ago

    @Michael wme

    When they also handle the internet just as well, then I will be happy to consider it. In the meantime, any deal between Comcast and TWC is going (if it is even allowed to go through) to take considerable time to affect normal cable users. Especially as both companies are so large even now. Why not just wait and see, instead of living in abject fear?

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Glad to see you’ve grown up Jase.”

    What the #$%^ are on about? If you don’t like a company, don’t do business with them. I’ve always thought that. I unsubscribed from the local cable company well over a decade ago. I unsubscribed from satellite service going on 4 years ago.

  6. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 5 months ago

    Chances that this merger will benefit consumers? Below zero.

  7. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, 5 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    So is that your FINAL SOLUTION for the people who disagree with you? Put them in camps where they can be “reeducated”. It’s nice that you just outed yourself as exactly what you are. Adolf.

  8. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, 5 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    I think your reading comprehension needs some work. That or you’re responding to the wrong comment.

  9. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 5 months ago

    @Jase99

    I was referring to the Rogers toon where I posted this:
    ConserveGov commented on Rob Rogers 2 days ago
    Like everything else in capitalism, you don’t have to buy it.
    Except, of course, when socialist Democrats force you to buy their approved health insurance.

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 5 months ago

    @Jase99

    I just think it’s good to hear you not look to the government for a solution.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @CDK

    “There other options is not true?
    Maybe under a rock. A lot of the country does not have cable yet.”

    If you look at a map of the US, you see huge areas where there is no cable tv & no cell phone service. There’s a total population of about 10 people living in those areas.

    Ok, maybe a slight exaggeration, but there are far more people who don’t have cable because of the cost than there are because it simply isn’t available.

    Comcast & TWC don’t compete in the same markets, but creating a bigger company with more lobbying clout, isn’t likely to foster competition. If Comcast wanted to enter the markets served by TWC, they would have to pay huge franchise fees & then slug it out in the market. This is a perfect example of how big corporations & government work together at the expense of most of the people.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Overtaxed

    “Smart phones can be rigged as very good high speed data wireless modems. Not that I expect any socialists to comprehend that either.”

    This merger is pretty obviously anti-competitive. Comcast & TWC don’t serve the same markets, but merging is so much better for them than actually entering one another’s markets to compete for customers. And, let’s not forget that the resulting entity will be in an even stronger position to lobby at all levels of government, while squeezing out smaller rivals.

    “Smart phones can be rigged as very good high speed data wireless modems. Not that I expect any socialists to comprehend that either.”

    Wireless data speeds are pretty viable for most homes as an Internet connection, but the data caps only support modest amounts of use. I expect that to change. As more content moves to streaming, it looks like the cellcos are the real long term competitors. Comcast & TWC are likely trying to circle the wagons before that attack hits.

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    “Then, Jase, how do you manage to post here ? I am on the bubble, I’d love to sever the Comcast umbilical cord and tell their CEO to go to hell..”

    Because I get my internet service from a telecom. My community is lucky enough to have competing telecoms. I didn’t like the way Qwest treated me as a customer to the point I contacted the state Attorney General about their business practices. I did my research and switched to a locally based regional telecom. That was a going on a decade ago and I’ve been very happy with them.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    I was referring to the Rogers toon where I posted this:
    ConserveGov commented on Rob Rogers 2 days ago
    Like everything else in capitalism, you don’t have to buy it. Except, of course, when socialist Democrats force you to buy their approved health insurance.


    1) My premise is that if you don’t like doing business with a company, then don’t. You’re not forced to do business with any specific insurance company, just as you’re not forced to do business with any specific entertainment provider. If you don’t like the cable company don’t subscribe to their service. If you don’t like your insurance company, find another.

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    “I just think it’s good to hear you not look to the government for a solution.”

    My water, gas, and electric utility services are provided by a government owned municipal utility company with citizen oversight. They do very well. My father used to live in a city that provided cable TV through a government owned municipal cable company operated in much the same way. That was several years ago, but my understanding was that town was happy with their service.

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