Over a year ago my cable bill was over $120 a month, that's when I cut off cable. I know people who pay way more than that. It's like a car payment it's so expensive. Here's what I wonder, will this "merger" make cable any less expensive for anyone? The only other option people have are the dish and DSL (even slower than our crappy cable internet connection), there is no such thing as competition when it comes to cable. It just makes me wonder how many other monopolies control peoples lives?
Then there's the whole Wall Street aspect, Wall Street will surge after weeks of losses with all the hype of this deal. We all know who's in charge and it's not Main Street and their impossible slow internet connection. (Lativia's is faster and cheaper)
The Justice Department will have to approve the takeover of Time -Warner and Eric Holder recently vacationed with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and President Obama golfs with him, well played, triple play.
You just have to wonder if we are still so caught up in 'Murica being so much more "special" that we won't even consider how other countries are managing their cable companies. How many people think their cable service will improve as a result of this merger? People trying to stream Netflix are having all kinds of problems. Will Comcast upgrade their infrasctructure so people will have faster internet service? Funny, but I don't think so, since shareholders profits matter more than competitive (whoops! no such thing) prices.
Then there's the TV programing, Oh dear Lord, the Reality Shows. I don't watch sports so whats left? That would be cancelling my cable. I walked away from TV and went right to internet since there is nothing for me to watch. We can't order our programing a la cart. We have to subsidize programing we don't watch. Then there's the commercials I don't miss and the nonsense news Like Fox and CNN, who the hell believes those people? Their aim is to keep you on the couch watching Real Housewives, so you're not in the street with torches and pitchforks. Maybe it's time to cut the cord.