The Wall Street Journal reports that "laggard" cable companies are finally beginning to expand service offerings to meet consumer demand (7/21/05 “Cable Operators Rush Services To Keep Edge”).
So, why the change in attitude? The reason is simple, as the Journal writes:
But lately, as competition has intensified, the cable industry has become more innovative.
That's right, competition is working. In its nascent stage, we are starting to see real consumer benefits. And now is the time to seize this momentum and move forward. Real, lasting consumer benefits will only materialize when there are real, lasting video alternatives to cable.
That is why it is essential to continue that push at Congress and in state legislatures to allow video choice. If things are starting to get better for consumers with just the threat of competition, imagine how much better consumer options will be when that threat turns to reality.