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Is there any way we as citizens and consumers can fight this? There's enough monopolies on ISPs and Studios as is.
Write letters. Protest. Talk to your officials.

Start local. Organize people, educate the public. Make noise.

Stop sitting, stand up. Take to the streets.
    
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Is there any way we as citizens and consumers can fight this? There's enough monopolies on ISPs and Studios as is.

Yes there is.

Cancel your service plans with Comcast.

Take away their income!
     
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Yes there is.

Cancel your service plans with Comcast.

Take away their income!
And for the love of god if you do, LET THEM KNOW WHY.
    
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Ugh. Great. Comcast already removed ONE out of two PBS channels I get. Not to mention, of the 13 channels I get, FIVE of them are spanish. Do I look spanish? Do I speak Spanish? No. Then why in the hell would I want these channels?!

I wonder if they'll remove the ONE NBC channel I get too?



Death to Comcast.
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Yes there is.

Cancel your service plans with Comcast.

Take away their income!
And for the love of god if you do, LET THEM KNOW WHY.
and ironically, I should really be the one saying .. "cancel your service"....

Considering, that I'm stuck with them and I do not have any other option in my local area, because I am in an apartment where Comcast owns the wires in our buildings, and the property manager won't allow a dish being mounted on the buildings... it really pisses me off.
     
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Ugh. Great. Comcast already removed ONE out of two PBS channels I get. Not to mention, of the 13 channels I get, FIVE of them are spanish. Do I look spanish? Do I speak Spanish? No. Then why in the hell would I want these channels?!

I wonder if they'll remove the ONE NBC channel I get too?



Death to Comcast.
I take it you just have basic cable? If I recall, cable providers are required to put any over-the-air broadcast channel (ie. local affiliates) in basic cable packages. So, you must have five Spanish stations broadcasting nearby...


EDIT: And yeah, this deal does not look good at all. Vertical integration is what created Carnegie's steel monopoly, so this is the next step in Comcast's monopoly.
post #17 of 33
Can somebody explain to me what's the point of this (well other than Comcast wants to make more money).
     
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post #18 of 33
Are they just absolutely insane. I wounder who's pension got the platinum lining on this one.

Where is WikiLeaks when you need them.
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and ironically, I should really be the one saying .. "cancel your service"....

Considering, that I'm stuck with them and I do not have any other option in my local area, because I am in an apartment where Comcast owns the wires in our buildings, and the property manager won't allow a dish being mounted on the buildings... it really pisses me off.
Over-the-air TV still exists. Also, screw TV entirely and just use internet to watch your shows.
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*fail* This is pretty crappy. Good thing I live in Canada?
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