Dennis and Joel discuss how the Pay TV industry uses cable TV boxes to hide the total cost of having pay TV. They also cover cable companies use shady tactics to obscure the facts, like funding “academic” papers. Dennis will break down the actual cost of those “low cost” cable TV plans.
- Survey to providers shows average customer has 2.6 cable boxes at $7.43 for $231.82 a year http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/07/cable-tv-box-rental-fees-cost-average-household-232-a-year/
- Shill trying to rebut the survey with his own data http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/276969-the-obama-administration-is-misleading-consumers-on-set-top-box
- Here is the evidence on why the Phoenix Center is shilling for the pay-TV industry http://www.teletruth.org/FTCspeakercorporateties.htm
Dennis and Joel also discuss the FCCs plan to end these shenanigans.
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