Comcast just bought Time Warner Cable. Let’s look at the lies:
In among general promises of “a superior video experience, higher broadband speeds, and the fastest in-home Wi-Fi” for consumers, the press release also puts a figure on the operational cost savings this merger is expected to produce: $1.5 billion.
Let me translate for you from the native corporate bullshit. “A superior video experience” means “cable TV” or “video that will work as long as you’re not streaming Netflix“. “Higher broadband speeds” means “a measly jump up from our current speeds, but nowhere near what you can get over fiber, or even the maximum you can get from cable”. “Fastest in-home Wi-Fi” probably means that the router they install in your house uses the latest Wi-Fi standard, but it certainly doesn’t mean that your connection to the rest of the world will be as fast as, say, the connection from your iPhone to your router. And do I really need to point out that “operational cost savings” means “keep fucking our workers“?
No matter, because the cable industry has already gotten legislation passed in 20 states to limit municipal broadband, which keeps cities and towns from laying fiber to the home and providing reasonably priced, uncapped, fast Internet access. Instead, big and shitty cable monopolies will continue to provide mediocre service because Jesus pushed the socialists out of the temple.