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rickgrimes
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John McCain goes after cable TV bundling; wants à la carte choice for users
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John McCain is going to release a bill that would dismantle cable as it's currently constructed, Brenden Sasso at The Hill reports.

The legislation would force cable companies and satellite TV providers to give consumers an option to pick and choose which channels they get. This is called "à la carte programming," and it's long been a dream of consumers who only want a handful of channels.

McCain tried to introduce similar legislation in 2006 and it went nowhere.

The TV industry is going to fight this legislation. It likes bundling 300 channels together and forcing consumers to pay a big monthly bill.

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LaBR4
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John McCain hates the Cox Bundle


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JOHN MCCAIN FOR PRESIDENT


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john mccain said cable tv bundling is absolute torture


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TH03
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that's the kind of forward thinking that gets you elected president. oh, wait...


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Sophandros
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re: John McCain goes after cable TV bundling; wants à la carte choice for users
Why is he anti-business?


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Congress and the Supreme Court have obliterated the intended restraints of the Commerce Clause.


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Placebeaux
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I'm torn here. Part of me says hell yeah. Another part of me says government needs to stay out of private business and another part just says frick you john mccain.


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OldSouth
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The legislation would force cable companies and satellite TV providers to give consumers an option to pick and choose which channels they get.


I honestly believe including this on his platform would have gotten him elected.


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Peazey
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I'm not really sure this is the type of thing for which legislature should be passed. The only argument for it that I can think of is that some cable companies are close to monopolies in some areas. But I think that's kind of a poor argument.


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Why is he anti-business?


this.

I thik it is a great idea, and TV providers will be moving towards this eventually anyway, but this is no place for government to be sticking their noses.


constant cough
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This might be the first time I've supported John McCain on something.


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Blizzard of Chizz
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Yeah this is going to lower my cable bill... well at least until they jack up the prices on individual channels.


Antonio Moss
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Great idea. None of McCain's business.


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HeadSlash
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re: John McCain goes after cable TV bundling; wants à la carte choice for users
Goodbye BET


Bunk Moreland
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I always wondered what would put an end to the college conference tv money insanity and yahoo/Wetzel said this is the one thing that could kill it.


TheDiesel
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John Mccain needs to get his old arse out of private business. Yes we all hate the way cable companies charge for channels but I am in no way in favor of the gov't choosing yet another thing to get into.


jimbeam
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meh. while i would like it, i don't think gubment should have a hand in it. just dont pay for it at all if you dont want the channels


TK421
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The only argument for it that I can think of is that some cable companies are close to monopolies in some areas.


My thought as well.

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But I think that's kind of a poor argument.


Maybe, but if you like the outcome...


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Placebeaux
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Goodbye BET


and LOGO


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