The consumer message of more choices, better service and lower prices is catching. The Christian-Science Monitor has a an op-ed urging policymakers to “Give cable some healthy rivals.” The conclusion the Monitor draws is a simple one:
The Telecommunications Act of 1996, which regulates TV and the Internet, needs a significant overhaul. Congress is unlikely to undertake such a battle royal in this election year. But reforming video franchising - and heating up competition between cable companies and telcos - is something it should tackle now.
C4CC is keeping the momentum up. Write your local paper and tell them you want a “healthy rival” to your cable company too.