Re: So When Is The Tipping Point ?
10-08-2010 04:56:45 PM
Many cable systems have never dropped a channel - dhascall - you are correct here.
If you're a mom-and-pop cable company that has 8000 customers in apartment complexes, it's a lot easier to say "we've never dropped a channel" because those operators typically carry a fraction of the channels that a national operator does.
One of my relatives lives in an apartment complex where the only TV service available is one of these carriers that has monopolized the complex, they carry a grand total of 57 channels. And about 20 of those are locals. Between the monopoly that allows them to charge exorbitant prices to the customers, the tiny number of channels, and a very low service level (only about 8 HD channels and no converter boxes), it's easier for them to pay the content providers whatever they want.