Here’s a pitch for a sequel to Groundhog Day: Set it in Congress, and replace Phil — the jaded weatherman played by Bill Murray — with House Republicans trying to undermine Net Neutrality day after day after day.
If you’re a pay-TV subscriber you’re probably shelling out hundreds of dollars a year for that little box your cable company forces you to rent. This is just one of the many ways in which cable companies have a lock on what we see — and don’t see — on our TV screens.
Few companies inspire the degree of loathing Comcast elicits. But if Charter’s bid to take over Time Warner Cable is approved we’ll have not one but two Comcasts to contend with — because that’s just how enormous and dominant a post-merger Charter would be.
As soon as the FCC adopted its landmark Net Neutrality rules back in February, the big Internet service providers and their assorted lobbying groups — not to mention their friends in Congress — made it their mission to kill those protections.