THE STORY OF CABLE

Watch this video to understand how government and broadcast policies affect what you pay for television.

 

 


IN THE NEWS

Mediacom Urges FCC To Unbundle


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WHY CAN’T YOU PAY FOR ONLY THE CHANNELS YOU WANT TO WATCH?

This may sound strange coming from your cable company, but we think the current pay-TV model is not fair. We know that consumers are growing increasingly weary of expensive cable TV packages littered with channels they have no desire to watch.

 

As much as we would love to offer our customers the ability to pick and choose the channels they want, the giant media  conglomerates that own most of the channels on television won’t allow it. Through a scheme known as “bundling,” the big media companies force us to buy their least popular channels in order to get the rights to carry their most popular networks. The channel owners realize they are holding consumers hostage with this model, but they simply do not care.

 

Mediacom has no intention of sitting back and letting this to continue to happen to our customers. We have been leading the charge in the fight for fair, transparent, and flexible TV pricing.

 

Other reputable names among the industry have taken notice and supported our efforts, including both large and small cable companies, independent programmers, consumer groups and even some of our competitors.

 

Multichannel News: Mediacom Urges FCC to Unbundle


 

 

EVER WONDER WHY CABLE TV AND SATELLITE RATES KEEP GOING UP?

 

At Mediacom we pledge to provide you with an affordable channel lineup packed with network choices for you and your family. We promise to continually work on your behalf to fight against rising programming costs.

 

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