“This leaves Comcast as the sole king of the cable hill, with John Malone and Charter hitting a brick wall in their hopes of becoming a close number-two,” Richard Greenfield, an analyst with BTIG LLC, said by e-mail. “This is a game changer for Comcast.”
Msg#: 4644759 posted 12:02 am on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)
I would have thought the regulators will be looking at this one
While you might think that, Dish and DIRECTV are serious competitors as many of my neighbors use them for TV and we're in Comcast area. One neighbors patio has multiple dishes, looks like a branch office for SETI. Satellite TV will be fine until the next big solar flare activity wipes out the satellite network for an extended period of time at which time the regulators might wake up. Plus there's AT&T's U-verse which I think is a joke yet it still exists.
Anyway, I'm about to move into the Time Warner cable area and lose my beloved Comcast so this is the best news I've heard in a long time.
Time Warner are the only US company that ignores my valid DMCA's
Ignoring valid DMCA's loses the safe harbor provision and you're not rich from this why?
Oh, I know, you have to actually file a valid legal copyright to get statutory damages ;)
Msg#: 4644759 posted 5:21 am on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)
It's not the cable TV that matters its the net access. It's easy to live without cable TV in many places and it is already over priced and littered with trash.
IMHO it is about net access in the US which is slowly being whittled down to very few large, expensive players in some areas with sometimes awful service. Now that those providers can dictate the speed as which things get through to the end user a monopoly or duopoly there is a big deal.