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    Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    Marc Hansen's colunn about the latest Mediacom/Sinclair dispute overlooked one thing.

    Here it is: "Whatever happens, consumers lose. If Sinclair gets the money it wants, Mediacom raises your cable bill. If Sinclair doesn't get the money it wants, the customer pays the same for less".

    If Sinclair doesn't get the money it wants, why would customers pay the same? Not only are they getting less, but Mediacom's costs will decrease, since they won't be paying Sinclair anything. If they have to pass on any increase in costs in the form of higher cable bills, why can't they also pass on a decrease in costs in the form of lower cable bills? And why doesn't Hansen recognize this???


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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    No chance in hell.



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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    What country do you live in and how can I get their cable service?



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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    mediacom's costs in other areas will keep increasing. it might just mean they dont increase them by as much next time.



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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    Never again will I have mediacom. Never again.




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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    What's sinclair charging mediacom? 2 cents/month per person?

    If I were you I'd fully expect to see that reflected on your next bill, if it does get dropped



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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    What's sinclair charging mediacom? 2 cents/month per person?

    If I were you I'd fully expect to see that reflected on your next bill, if it does get dropped
    I have heard mediacom is paying between 2-4 cents per subscriber and that sinclair is seeking between 8 and 12 cents per for the increase.



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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    It was my understanding that cable rates cannot go down by government fiat!!!!


    Really You Say?


    In the original paperwork when local govt's got involved in the private sector to create this unholy MONOPOLY BOYS ITS A MONOPOLY!!!!


    Now Boys....One aspect of a MONOPOLY is that RATES never go DOWN but always go UP!!!!

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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    I really would like to see mediacom do good because I like alternatives but they just don't compete very well.



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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    It was my understanding that cable rates cannot go down by government fiat!!!!


    Really You Say?


    In the original paperwork when local govt's got involved in the private sector to create this unholy MONOPOLY BOYS ITS A MONOPOLY!!!!


    Now Boys....One aspect of a MONOPOLY is that RATES never go DOWN but always go UP!!!!

    "ITS A MONOPOLY BOYS ITS A MONOPOLY"...sez CyBob

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    Thanks Foghorn Leghorn.



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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    Cybobby is there a reason your font always has to be different than everyone else? Its annoying.



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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Cybobby is there a reason your font always has to be different than everyone else? Its annoying.
    And that is why he is the only person to be put on my ignore list. I wish the mods could just set a standard font for everybody and be done with it.



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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Thanks Foghorn Leghorn.

    NO thanks needed ...Your quite welcome my friend!!!!!!


    Its a MONOPOLY BOYS A MONOPOLY*.........

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    Re: Will Mediacom lower their rates w/o Sinclair?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Cybobby is there a reason your font always has to be different than everyone else? Its annoying.

    I wasnt aware it was annoying....but I just like to mix it up a little bit .... Instead of the same old crap font every day....


    Maybe you guys should have a poll on one font for all.....



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