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mendyk
mendyk
5/30/2016 | 11:06:30 AM
Re: The truth as they see it
I don't think cable operators are doing any worse now regarding customer issues than they did when Wheeler was involved. I'd go so far as to say the industry has improved a bit, mainly because it has been forced to by competition.
kq4ym
kq4ym
5/29/2016 | 11:08:25 AM
Re: The truth as they see it
Wheeler's comment that "cable would surely lose unless it cooperated with the agency on finding solutions to consumer problems." seems pretty harsh in many ways. It's almost like Wheeler believes he has a crystal ball or at least some insight into what consumer problems will be and maybe his own agenda for solving them?
KBode
KBode
5/25/2016 | 10:15:19 AM
Wheeler
"Not surprisingly, Wheeler received little applause from the cable audience, unlike the two Republican commissioners who spoke the previous day and denounced Wheeler's rune in just as harsh terms as Powell. But he didn't seem too perturbed by that, dismissing it as just angry rhetoric as well."

I'm pretty impressed by Wheeler's toughness. This is a guy that's been dragged repeatedly in front of hearings that have no purpose other than to punish the FCC for standing up to big ISPs. He's also been mercilously attacked by the industry as some kind of horrid villain. 

Yet he's been cool as a cucumber throughout. Wish I had a fifth of his patience.
KBode
KBode
5/25/2016 | 10:13:28 AM
Re: The truth as they see it
Seriously. I don't know how anybody can take Powell seriously when he sat on his hands for four years pretending there were ABSOLUTELY NO problems in the sector that needed addressing.
mendyk
mendyk
5/20/2016 | 12:57:59 PM
The truth as they see it
Alan -- Did anyone in the room laugh when Mr. Wheeler referred to the early '80s as a time that the cable industry championed competition, innovation, and the consumer? As for Mr. Powell, doing nothing seems to be his preferred MO.


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