Thursday, May 09, 2013

a la carte cable

wow, john mccain is actually supporting a policy i agree with.

actually, i'm not sure i would support the bill. i don't understand cable tv regulations enough to know how this would work exactly. but as a policy, finding a way to get cable companies to let me pay for only the 2-3 channels that i might actually watch, and not all those other ones that i don't care about is definitely something i could get behind. i'm just not sure what would be the best way to do that.

unfortunately, i doubt anything like a la carte cable will ever actually happen. entrenched interests in the telecom industry will never let it pass. the best chance for it is probably not legislation, but rather cable subscriptions being replaced by web-based services that are not bundled. but i'm not even sure if the telecoms will let that happen either.

(via memeorandum)