Re: Replaced lines
said by hottboiinnc:I assume that you mean that for 90% of the country there is only one choice of Cable Company (ie: You have to deal with whoever has the Government Granted local monopoly or not get Cable service) not that 90% of the country has only TWC as their Cable Provider.
as it is for more than 90% of the country.
said by Dolgan:Except that many of the areas do in fact have cable broadband.
By the time they light LTE in these areas the customers will be starved for almost any other choice for broadband.
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This is a failure on those... ... who set the conditions that they want in order to approve these mergers.
I am not sure where these suits came from in life, but where I came from, if I wanted something and there was a condition to me getting something, I had to meet those conditions FIRST.
Consumers are treated differently in many cases. You want to buy a house, you must meet certain requirements AND conditions first. (financed that is)
MOST of us had parents that when you'd ask to go play with a friend, you'd be told "after you clean your room"...
I could come up with a million examples..
.. however, I only need to give one on these mergers that I don't agree with and that is they're only required, usually, to PROMISE to meet these conditions. So really, when they don't meet them, then what? You can't control time and space to ensure that they're just done. You can't fine them out of existence.. so really, all they can do is say they failed and then try again. This is known, and this is how it's done.
The bottom line is that when they make these conditions, such as build outs, etc, they should have to be done first BEFORE the sale is allowed to take place, or require a "bond" to protect the conditions.