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fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to fuziwuzi

Re: Wrong Answer

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
Premium
join:2001-09-30
Santa Rosa, CA
kudos:8
reply to fifty nine
Because it's anti-competitive to consumers.


fuziwuzi
Not born yesterday
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join:2005-07-01
Atlanta, GA
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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