Matt Wuerker by Matt Wuerker

Matt Wuerker

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  1. Truist

    Truist GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    And thus our right for net neutrality goes up in smoke for the profits of another mega-Corp.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    With the merger of Time Warner Comcast there will only be five companies that control almost all of our media.

  3. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Hello radio.

  4. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing said, 1 day ago

    Anyone out there remember Ma Bell & deregulation?

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 24 hours ago

    Hell, this is just ANOTHER example of “Business as usual” in Washington!
    Spread around enough money, and you can get ANYTHING passed!

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    The only regulation needed is to separate the last mile from the content production. That cable into the home gives the big cable companies a monopoly and that needs to change.

    Comcast is universally hated by their customers. I know because I am one of them. They keep charging rent on a Moto cable box that is 15 years old and paid for many times over. Every January they raise the price.

    I guess on the plus side they are losing customers because they are pricing themselves out of the market. On the negative side, they will try to control the Internet so the upstart Internet companies will be kept in their place.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 23 hours ago

    For those of us who respect the Law of the Land, the cable companies have 1st Amendment rights to buy any and every Congresscritter they need to ensure that their industry is regulated entirely by their own full-time lackeys.

  8. albert71292

    albert71292 GoComics PRO Member said, about 22 hours ago

    I got rid of all kinds of cable TV a little over three years ago. I find MORE than enough to watch for FREE with the 19 channels I get over the air.

  9. Mr King

    Mr King said, about 22 hours ago

    It’s not a done deal yet. They just took thier case to Washington on Wednesday. That’s what Wuerke’s cartoon is about.
    There is still a chorus of commentators and non-profit groups have denounced the proposal, charging that it will further reduce competition in the cable and broadband industries.

  10. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, about 15 hours ago

    They need to pass some simple pieces of legislation. In any area in which there is a cable monopoly, every channel must be offered on an a la carte basis, and not just a packaged or bundled basis. Bundles can be offered, but are not to be the only choice. If you want to only sell bundles, then allow competition in.

    Also, when it comes to internet services, net neutrality will require that each ISP set a price per Megabyte downloaded and charge that to all providers, both internal and external. So they cannot charge netflix more than they charge their own movie service to allow downloads.

    Further allow rental of antennas for over the air broadcasts signals to be delivered over the internet, without localization restrictions. If I live in Buffalo NY and want to rent an antenna in San Francisco, why shouldn’t I be allowed to receive the signals?

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 13 hours ago

    From 6 down to 5, the oligopoly gets smaller.

  12. Joseph Couture

    Joseph Couture GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Exactly why did SCOTUS break up AT&T?

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 8 hours ago

    @Joseph Couture

    Not sure since I recall it actually messed up things initially and ended up costing more.

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