From Pine View Farm

Piping in the Pablum 2

Jamesetta Walker goes shopping for a better deal on a television connection and finds it an unpleasant experience.

I think I’d rather have my eyelashes stapled to a brick wall than to deal with cable and satellite television service providers.

Find out why at the link.



  1. George Smith

    September 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Ha, as I’ve found, confirmed — American business practice has turned television/phone/internet pricing into a rip-off, everywhere you turn. It would be a job for the consumer protection board, if the agency ever amounts to anything. Here in Pasadena, the providers of cable has the area totally strangled, effective monopoly rent-seeking carved out over regions, depending on your zip code. If there a button to push that would annihilate select businesses without a trace, you’d push it without thinking twice.

  2. Frank

    September 3, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    They have a natural monopoly, but without any accompanying reasonable oversight.


    They are not trying to compete by providing a better product at a better price, that’s for sure.