If Your Cable Company Were Honest, This Is What Its Commercial Would Look Like

from the well-done dept

You may have already seen this, as it seems to be getting passed around everywhere this morning, but for those of you with actual important stuff to do all day, you may have missed this amusing mock cable company commercial from what Extremely Decent Films has dubbed "The First Honest Cable Company." It is marginally NSFW depending on your work environment and their likelihood of being offended by a the occasional swear word or vague reference to a sexual act.
Just a snippet of the transcript in case you can't watch the video right now:
You'll have the option of choosing from several of our completely unwarranted ripoffs, including internet speeds almost 200 times slower than Korea... at twice the price. TV packages with over 500 channels, 90% of which you can't view and we guarantee a plethora of hidden fees. Then our barely trained technicians will come to install your service somewhere between the hours 8am and 10 pm, knock once while you're in the shower, and promptly leave.... Why you ask? We're part of what is called an "oligopoly." It's like a monopoly... only legal!
Good stuff.

Filed Under: cable companies, oligopoly, truth in advertising

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    ECA (profile), 29 Mar 2013 @ 1:18pm

    Very good

    Its funny.
    Think for a second..IF CABLE corps got together, they could FORCE the Channels into being CHEAP. IF the Channels wanted ACCESS to customers they have FEW choices.

    They can install Antenna towers across the nation.
    OR Send a SAT signal that Cable/sat could use, to sell to customers.

    There has to be a BIG SAT up there for all the channels. THINK of the CRAP TV you get to watch, all those channels that VERY few watch, and are still on.

    dont worry about the complaints that its EXPENSIVE to send signals to SAT's..they get PAID for commercials. And trying to setup Antennas around the USA to get to customers is Much more expensive..

    Do I have to mention SUBSIDIES? Much of the fiber is getting PAID for by YOU. In 1 form or another. YOU PAID FOR IT. At least 10 times over.

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