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Windows 7: Comcast Buys Time Warner

13 Feb 2014   #1

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Comcast Buys Time Warner

"Comcast will acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion all-stock deal, the companies said Thursday."

Comcast buying Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion | PCWorld
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13 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

All hail the monopolies.
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13 Feb 2014   #3

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

owning a TV/movie company seems like it would be a conflict of interests for a cable provider and/or internet isp. They are supposed to play movies and TV shows from every other company, but they would have no incentive to give fair play/time to other studios.
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14 Feb 2014   #4

windows 7 32
 
 
Comcast to Acquite Time-Warner

Come together... right now... over me

Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable to reshape U.S. pay TV | Reuters



title should read 'Acquire', not 'Acquite'.. how does one change a thread title?
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14 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I saw on TV last night that the average cable bill is $138.

Any of you folks pay that much?

My last cable bill in 2000 was $13.
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14 Feb 2014   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
I saw on TV last night that the average cable bill is $138.

Any of you folks pay that much?

My last cable bill in 2000 was $13.
That used to be my average cable bill, (Phone, Internet, Cable) after 6 years now the promotional rates have ended.

My last bill was $195.00, I will be dumping Comcast soon, the process of getting years of accounts switched to a different email account has been fun.
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14 Feb 2014   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
I saw on TV last night that the average cable bill is $138.

Any of you folks pay that much?

My last cable bill in 2000 was $13.
That used to be my average cable bill, (Phone, Internet, Cable) after 6 years now the promotional rates have ended.

My last bill was $195.00, I will be dumping Comcast soon, the process of getting years of accounts switched to a different email account has been fun.
Interesting and thanks for the reply.

I gave up on my local cable company, not because of price but because of quality. Went to satellite in 2000. I'm with Dish right now and am paying $30 and he next bill will be $35 but there is no inflation.
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14 Feb 2014   #8

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I would try satellite if our apartments allowed it, there's really only two other options where I live, ATT or a local fairly recent newcomer in the market.
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14 Feb 2014   #9

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I would try satellite if our apartments allowed it, there's really only two other options where I live, ATT or a local fairly recent newcomer in the market.
I would look into that. I believe there's a federal law stating landlords must allow you to install access to competition or provide a means to do so or some such. I'm working off old memory but it may be worth looking into. The law was passed around 1995 or so. It was specifically aimed at apartment owners that restricted antenna use but included satellite, cable and local broadcasts.
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14 Feb 2014   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I would try satellite if our apartments allowed it, there's really only two other options where I live, ATT or a local fairly recent newcomer in the market.
I would look into that. I believe there's a federal law stating landlords must allow you to install access to competition or provide a means to do so or some such. I'm working off old memory but it may be worth looking into. The law was passed around 1995 or so. It was specifically aimed at apartment owners that restricted antenna use but included satellite, cable and local broadcasts.
Thanks Ken, I will look into that, right now as a matter of fact.

Edit: Found it,

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/over-air-r...n-devices-rule
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