Liberating Cable’s Captive Audience: Can Consumers Cut the Cord?

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
2-3:30 pm
Room: 
Governors Square 14
Activity: 
Policy and Politics

Most U.S. residents purchasing Internet service today have just two choices: the monopoly cable company or the monopoly phone company. As more video content becomes available online, many consumers want to cut the cable cord and view content via their Internet connections. But cable companies are changing the game with mega-mergers, bundling schemes and data caps. Will we ever see the level of competition we need to get lower prices? Will consumers ever truly be able to cut the cord?

This discussion will explore the future of online video competition and provide activists with the tools they need to fight for more choices and lower prices.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good