rickgrimes LSU Fan Member since Jan 2011 2999 posts
John McCain goes after cable TV bundling; wants à la carte choice for users
(Posted on 5/9/13 at 12:38 pm)
quote: 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.
Peazey New Orleans Saints Fan Baton Rouge Member since Apr 2012 8227 posts
re: John McCain goes after cable TV bundling; wants à la carte choice for users (Posted on 5/9/13 at 12:42 pm to rickgrimes)
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.
TheDiesel LSU Fan Houston via Baton Rouge Member since Feb 2010 2470 posts
re: John McCain goes after cable TV bundling; wants à la carte choice for users (Posted on 5/9/13 at 12:47 pm to Bunk Moreland)
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.