Monday, September 22, 2008

Looking things up

If you look a few posts down you will see a discussion between Robert and I. I point out how deregulation does not work he wrongly thinks it does buying the phony Republican line how it creates competition when in reality it does not. I point out several industries that were deregulated and how monopolies were created.

One of the industries I said was deregulated was the cable industry. He said it wasn't but to be accurate I looked it up cause if he is right I am man enough to admit it. I found since I looked it up the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which DEREGULATED THE CABLE INDUSTRY.

So Robert my good friend I guess I do know what I'm talking about after all at least in this case as well as every industry that has been deregulated.


Robert E Wilson said...

You looked it up but did you read it? It appears that as I wrote in my blog, you grossly oversimplified things.

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 hardly de-regulated telecommunications. It did provide some provisions to allow services to cross-compete with each other. In other words, the cable company can offer phone and Internet service as well. We see this today. However, there is no provision allowing multiple cable services in one area.

Don't believe me? I think you have Time-Warner cable in your area. (You can correct me if I'm wrong.) If so, call Charter and ask them if they can service you.

Guess what the answer will be?


Erik said...

Yeah I read it did you? It DEREGULATED THE CABLE INDUSTRY. I realize as a Republican as you are you can't admit to being wrong but that is exactly what it did. In fact just doing a google search:

Erik said...

While I know you will never admit to being wrong that's fine but you are.

Robert E Wilson said...

Then I assume you called the rival cable company and they said they would be happy to accommodate you.


By the way, whatever that link is doesn't work.