Cable is a monopoly

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Aron Schatz
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March 17, 2003
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Anyone else think that cable lines should be open like phone lines? I look and see Comcast as the only cable provider here, but there are many people that offer local and long distance calling...

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As it keeps both wholesale and retail prices for Internet service high, Comcast says its pretax operating profit margins are nearly 50 percent. That margin does not include any accounting for the $10 billion it will ultimately cost Comcast and AT&T to update their systems. But the main purpose of that renovation--which involved running high-capacity fiber optic cables into each neighborhood--was to offer hundreds of television channels and interactive services like pay-per-view movies. Internet service uses less than 1 percent of the capacity of these systems.


We are getting ripped off here as consumers without choices.

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