• working on it

    If you are having login or password reset issues, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Site issues

    New hamster wheels put into service last night: hopefully things will be a little faster and smoother now! There *were* some hiccups, but things seem to be OK now. Please log any problems in the "Help & Q&A Forum", thanks!

Computers and Technology

Home Computers and Technology

Update RE: Cable Box Rental Fees

  • Ferd Berfel (2960 posts)
    Profile photo of Ferd Berfel Donor

    Update RE: Cable Box Rental Fees

    Update RE: Cable Box Rental Fees

    Sammy Vercellino, CUB’s communication & data coordinator

    There’s a new chairman at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and that could be bad news for your cable bills.


    It’s disturbing that we pay $20 billion a year in fees because we have no other choice but to rent the set-top box from pay-TV companies like Comcast and AT&T.

    For more than a year the FCC has been working on a plan to help TV viewers avoid those pricey rental fees—but big cable/telecom companies have put up millions of bucks lobbying against the idea.

    And now Big Cable/Telecom could have a friend in the driver’s seat. He’s a former Verizon lawyer who as an FCC commissioner consistently opposed consumer protections—like net neutrality and the set-top box proposal. (He’s actually said he’d like to take a “weed whacker” to key consumer protections.)

    That’s why we need you now more than ever. Tell the new FCC chairman we’re sick and tired of paying those rental fees!

    We’ve already sent thousands of petition signatures to the FCC, and we’ve made great progress (thanks!)—so don’t let up now. This is NO TIME TO RETREAT.

    Thanks for keeping up the fight.

    CUB’s Action Team

    P.S. Have you read our free guide to cutting cable costs? Just ask, and we’ll email it to you!

    dEEDeeNL, 7wo7rees, northernsouthern and 7 othersbbgrunt, canoeist52, Mom Cat, Live and Learn, Tuesday, HeartoftheMidwest, djean111 like this
    …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? Know yourself. And if you need help, call the FBI.

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

  • Mom Cat (6154 posts)
    Profile photo of Mom Cat Donor

    1. Signed and sent! Thanks for posting!


         NEVER FORGET      BERNIE WON!          
  • dEEDeeNL (108 posts)
    Profile photo of dEEDeeNL Banned

    2. Needs more exposure. Maybe in the General Discussion group?

    Needs more exposure. Maybe in the General Discussion group?
    This topic embraces more than computers.