John McCain is complaining about the TV again- too many darn channels!
Only this time the Arizona Senator is complaining on the Senate floor! He's introducing a bill called the TV Consumer Freedom Act of 2013.
The bill would force cable providers to sell packages of "à la carte" channels- in other words, custom packages designed by the consumer! He says:
"There’s an awful lot of people who don’t consume [200 channels], and most of us would like to look for creative solutions.
This is unfair and wrong — especially when you consider how the regulatory deck is stacked in favor of industry and against the American consumer."
It's almost like the septuagenarian has never heard of bit torrents… LOLz!
We joke, but this is the way to fight TV piracy! When people can pay a reasonable rate for JUST the channels they'll actually watch, maybe they'll stop illegally watching Game Of Thrones so darn much!
In the long run, this could actually help cable companies by re-capturing young people- who are accustomed to getting what they want when they want on the Internet.
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