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Cable TV Bill

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I support the intent of the bill. But I have some unsettled concerns about how much say local goverments will have in the regulation of the services.

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This bill passed out of the House. Look for the Senate to pass it as well, with minor differences.

However, Im not sure if our Democratic Governor will sign it or not.

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I would just like a choice. I know when I live in Panama City. Knology came in and put a hurt on Comcast. I would love to see like 3 cable companies here.

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I would just like a choice. I know when I live in Panama City. Knology came in and put a hurt on Comcast. I would love to see like 3 cable companies here.

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Do you think they could also bring in some competition for these local news channels!? :lol: MikeMcCall must think I'm the biggest jerk, but when you're not satisified with something you've got to let those responsible know.

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^ "The 6" as Bo Bishop calls it, has been doing well lately, in my opinion. I kind of wish they (and the Democrat) would put a little more emphasis on statewide and national news though. It seems to have become OVERLY local. (I wont even begin to talk about the new sports page in the Demmy-crap.)

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Somewhat unrelated, but I talked to a Comcast rep who was out on the Capitol yesterday about the lack of the Comcast digital phone service here. She said that we should have it this summer. Starting bundle price for cable (I presume just basic), internet, and phone service will be $99.

I made the mistake of switching to satelite last year (primarily to get ESPN2 in HD for the World Cup and to get Fox Soccer Channel), and that required going with Sprint's DSL for internet service. My DSL service has been terrible, and I cannot wait to go back to cable. I guess getting the locals in HD will offset the loss of the soccer channels, and since Dish Network just hiked their prices on me, there is no longer any $$$avings from satelite.

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^ Yeah that's got to be for just basic cable in the bundle package. I pay just about that for Digital/DVR/HBO. And it's Embarq, not Sprint anymore! (J/K.....I don't like the new Sprint name.)

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^ Yeah that's got to be for just basic cable in the bundle package. I pay just about that for Digital/DVR/HBO. And it's Embarq, not Sprint anymore! (J/K.....I don't like the new Sprint name.)

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Yeah I prefer the sprint name too. I don't know why I percieve local phone service as a dying industry. I suppose that's all due to a lack of competition. So in that regard, this bill could probably bring about some positive change. I just wonder who's waiting in the wings for Florida to open the door? Is Tallahassee going to be ignored as we often are? My assumption is yes.

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I no longer use sprint. I got tired of paying the HIGH phone bills. I use VoIP threw SunRocket My phone bill is 16.58 a month. That is why i wish we had to competition for high speed internet. So my high speed would be less. I could care less about the phone companies.

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No. Tallahassee is one of the examples the phone companies used. Who's the only cable provider here? They will come in here and most likely take significant market share from Tallahassee.

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