[Vision2020] A Spectrum is now Haunting the Palouse!

Kevin Owen kowen at fsr.com
Fri Sep 23 10:44:02 PDT 2016

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From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com] On Behalf Of Janesta
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 10:33 AM
To: Nicholas Gier <ngier006 at gmail.com>
Cc: vision2020 <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] A Spectrum is now Haunting the Palouse!

Fourteen years ago, when living in Moscow I tiered of 157 channels and nothing on, so.... I cut my cable, and started watching online with my computer.. Advance 14 years later? Now, you can find most everything you desire online.
More and more people are getting away from TV, as are the providers. Cable companies are in a bit of a dither, and are trying to sell the public on multi-year contracts, as cable sales continue to plummet.

I have Netflix for around $11.00 a month for movies and binge watching my favorite tv shows.
Check out your favorite stations online.. many of them are free, although your show is usually delayed a day up to a week.. CBS is good about posting their shows within hours of original broadcast.
Some networks, such as CBS offer live streaming TV for a nominal charge.. CBS charges $5.99 a month for limited commercials, and $9.99 for commercial free.
You should check in to it.. I imagine some of the 9 channels you have may be free online.
Not having TV, I am not familiar with Voice.. My son doesn't have TV cable, and my granddaughter can chat with friends through her TV,


On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Nicholas Gier <ngier006 at gmail.com<mailto:ngier006 at gmail.com>> wrote:
Good Morning Visionaries:

I'm sure many of you saw the slick ad for Spectrum, the replacement for Time Warner Cable.  The front page offer was too good to be true: TV + Internet + Voice for $29.99/month.

I'm currently paying $93/month for about 9 channels and internet, so I thought I would call.

The woman and her supervisor had never heard of this deal, but they did offer me equivalent service for $130/month!  Needless to say, I lost my temper and went on a rant about cable monopolies and how other countries offer far superior service--either as a public service (South Korea with the highest speeds in the world) or the UK, where many companies offer competitive prices in most markets.

For those not using Time Warner/Spectrum, what services are you using and how is the speed and reliability?  How is Frontier working out for those who have it?

A specter is indeed haunting the Palouse, but it is not Communism; rather, it is monopolistic capitalism.

Still steaming from Spectrum's Scam,



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