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Aug-08-2012 13:16printcomments

Verizon/Big Cable Deal: Fewer Choices, Higher Prices

This information monopoly will continue to funnel money out of the pockets of consumers and into the pockets of cable and wireless executives.

Cable takeover

(WASHINGTON DC) - Verizon Wireless and the nation’s largest cable companies including Comcast and Time Warner have inked a deal to come together and sell each other’s products and services.

If the deal between Verizon Wireless and large cable companies goes through, it will end up costing much more than the price of your cable bill.

The lack of cable competition will send your cable and Internet rates up, but the hidden costs will be even bigger. With no competition, we’ll lose the freedom to choose between providers. And with no incentive to keep up with improvements, communities will lose the chance to connect to a high-speed future.

Pressure from concerned people like you has already forced Verizon and the cable companies to disclose details of a deal it was trying to push through in secret. In spite of those initial successes, the deal is still moving forward. We need to make sure our voices continue to be heard until we can stop it completely.

Visit the FCC’s comment page to tell them to stop this deal.

This information monopoly will continue to funnel money out of the pockets of consumers and into the pockets of cable and wireless executives.

The only thing consumers will get out of this deal are higher prices and fewer choices.

We need you to continue to show that you oppose this arrangement.

Demand the FCC protect consumer choices:

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/begin?procName=12-4&filedFrom=X

In Unity,

Beth Allen

Beth Allen
Online Mobilization Coordinator

P.S. Learn more about why the Verizon-Big Cable deal is bad for workers like us by watching our video on the cable deal.

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