Many years ago then President Bill Clinton signed a law the Republicans passed that de-regulated the cable industry. What the Republicans always claim is that it creates options and gives customers more choices.
That, as always, is bullshit! You see what it does is it creates mergers, when companies merge they create FEWER options. When fewer options are available companies can outrageously raise prices and make FEWER people afford things.
I also bring that to the Dodgers, the Dodgers had the choice to go with a few options, they chose Time Warner Cable (thank you since I have it). For those millions in the Los Angeles area that do not have it, they are screwed.
Welcome to de-regualtion.