We Need More Diverse Options

Having so few choices in Louisville, KY for your Internet and television content needs, it makes you wonder how a company like Time Warner Cable is not seen as a monopoly. It’s only going to become worse if they are allowed to merge with Comcast as, in response to that, DirecTV and AT&T have been considering their own merger. These companies, except for perhaps DirecTV Internet, have some of the very worst in package deals that a company could ever offer a consumer. Seriously. The United States has always been a beacon of high technology and yet here we are being stifled by these companies who want nothing more than their lions’s share of the profits as they punish the United States and us, the consumers and citizens of this great nation, by charging us more than nearly any other Asian country in terms of how much MB/speed is going to cost a customer. In fact, many nations have free Internet which is far better than what we have.

We paid for the digital infrastructure that they are utilizing. They refused to upgrade it, despite all the money having been given to them in order to do so, and where did that money go? Who knows! It’s been shown time and time again that they simply invested the money elsewhere despite it being allocated for upgrading a physical infrastructure. How can get be allowed to get away with something like this when the money came from our tax money? How can they be so bold and so arrogant to dare to actually charge us, the people who are already paying them for their services, more in order to upgrade the infrastructure that technically has already been paid for, that they should have already improved? It’s a sick world that we live in when companies like these are allowed to gouge consumers while the Federal government does nothing to stop them.