Monday, November 8, 2010

Cox Cable pulls surprise on city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, with plan to move public-access, government channel and educational channel to EXPENSIVE digital tier of channels: So much for open government when thousands of people will not be able to afford access to the public channels

Please click on image to ENLARGE view of Cox Cable advertisement in recent issue of The Northwest Arkansas Times.

For several years I have been able to turn away phone and online salesmen wanting me to take the satellite systems and later the Uverse TV system of AT&T.
But now Cox has set up a situation that will require me to drop their service and take the Uverse, which will automatically cut my cost because I have AT&T phone service already.
Cox has one thing the others don't have: The local public stations at minimal cost.
This is the time for the city administration to begin negotiating with COX. This is a draconian measure that will hurt COX in the long run.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear about you channels being moved, I like to watch CSPAN too. I had basic cable with Cox and they moved Bravo to a digital channel. I was very upset like you were. I had a DISH Network employee account when the digital transition occurred, so I didn’t have to worry about getting other pieces of equipment just to watch my programming because DISH has always been digital. Also my price stayed the same. Now, DISH has a price guarantee through January 2012. Its too bad you did not have DISH during the transition like me.