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pnh102
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Mount Airy, MD

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Wrong Answer

Is the FCC going to compensate Cablevision for the expropriation of its private property for public benefit? I didn't think it would either.

Perhaps if content providers were not allowed to own content delivery networks, this would not be an issue, but the FCC is in an oh-so-happy-approve-every-merger mood so we won't be seeing this happen any time soon.
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mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI

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said by pnh102:

Is the FCC going to compensate Cablevision for the expropriation of its private property for public benefit? I didn't think it would either.

Perhaps if content providers were not allowed to own content delivery networks, this would not be an issue, but the FCC is in an oh-so-happy-approve-every-merger mood so we won't be seeing this happen any time soon.

Exactly. The FCC is so worried about competition, yet allowed Comcast to become one of the biggest content providers in the world. If the FCC really wanted true competition, they should have either not allowed the merger or make Comcast sell off it's internet/phone services, while preventing them from withholding content from the new service. Thus allowing for more competition in delivery of content.


Transmaster
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This is funny when all of this started people where worried about what at the time was called vertical integration. People warned what would happen if Comcast and Times Warner, etc owned everything from the production companies to the means of getting out it to viewers. Their predictions have come true.
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fuziwuzi
Not born yesterday
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reply to pnh102

said by pnh102:

Is the FCC going to compensate Cablevision for the expropriation of its private property for public benefit? I didn't think it would either.

The FCC isn't ruling that Cablevision must give away the content free of charge. They are still able to negotiate a fee that Verizon and AT&T must pay to carry those channels. The problem was that Cablevision refused to allow them to carry the channels at any price.
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JasonOD

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reply to pnh102

Hold up...... Doesn't Cablevision still get to charge for this access plus reserve ad blocks on those channels?

Not saying it's right for them to be forced to open up, but they still get compensated for it, right?



mob
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said by JasonOD :

Hold up...... Doesn't Cablevision still get to charge for this access plus reserve ad blocks on those channels?

Not saying it's right for them to be forced to open up, but they still get compensated for it, right?

Yes the businesses involved and some people here are complaining about having the option to make even more money for nothing.
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fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
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reply to fuziwuzi

said by fuziwuzi:

said by pnh102:

Is the FCC going to compensate Cablevision for the expropriation of its private property for public benefit? I didn't think it would either.

The FCC isn't ruling that Cablevision must give away the content free of charge. They are still able to negotiate a fee that Verizon and AT&T must pay to carry those channels. The problem was that Cablevision refused to allow them to carry the channels at any price.

The FCC is ruling that Cablevision give up its competitive advantage for public benefit.

I also don't see any reason why the FCC should force cablevision to give up its advantage to competitors while Verizon isn't obligated to share its fiber network.

Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

How, in even your corporate friendly view, can you possible say that since one has to give access to content the other has to give access to the network? They are 2 totally different things.

They have no justifiable reason to withhold the HD content, especially considering they provided it in SD. This is the exact reason why content owners should not be allowed to also be content delivers.



Gbcue
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Santa Rosa, CA
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reply to fifty nine

Because it's anti-competitive to consumers.



88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to pnh102

said by pnh102:

Is the FCC going to compensate Cablevision for the expropriation of its private property for public benefit? I didn't think it would either.

Perhaps if content providers were not allowed to own content delivery networks, this would not be an issue, but the FCC is in an oh-so-happy-approve-every-merger mood so we won't be seeing this happen any time soon.

So the consumer should have to pay for multiple providers. Cablevision for the sports and DirecTv( or whoever ) for everything else. Yeah that's a real good thing to do to consumers who are cash strapped in a bad economy.


fuziwuzi
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reply to fifty nine

said by fifty nine:

The FCC is ruling that Cablevision give up its competitive advantage for public benefit.

I also don't see any reason why the FCC should force cablevision to give up its advantage to competitors while Verizon isn't obligated to share its fiber network.

So you would be OK with Comcast refusing to allow any other company to carry NBC Universal networks?

Just because the cable company also owns the content does not mean they can refuse to allow that content to be available for other companies. Cablevision is able to negotiate a fair price to other companies that want to carry that content, so what's the problem?

Greedy corporations are the ruin of America, and apologists like you make it easy for them.
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