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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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Mar 2013 @ 7:41pm

    I wish it didnt say "local". Where I live there are local telco's that have great (for the area broadband offerings) and good customer service and products within their scope.

    In fact the service is so much better by our local provider that when they moved into town (from one town over) they have all but ran Time Warner out of this town. That after about 30+ years of a total monopoly TW had here where they charged 3x the price than they did 10 miles away.

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