With so few choices available to American consumers for cable services, we have to typically take whatever we might be offered. When I was presented with Dish Cable as a provider I quickly jumped on the chance because I had only been a customer of Time Warner and Comcast in the past with poor results as a customer of both of them. Dish, however, was offering a new way of receiving my television entertainment so I decided that they could only be better than either of those other companies who are known nationwide as two of the most terrible companies around.
It’s sort of wild that a company could become known as such considering they have so many customers. It makes you wonder exactly how they have so many customers when they are seemingly universally disliked by tens of thousands of people who are seemingly customers not by choice but because of the limited number of options that they have. Yet somehow they still manage to become the primary, if not the only, provider in many areas. How and why is this happening? Is there anything that we can do about the clear monpoly that they have managed to create for themselves?
They are pushing out the competition in many areas if not out right buying them out. As customers we deserve to have more choices made to us instead of being bullied into picking one company that can pretty much charge whatever they want. No company this disliked should be free to continue doing business without at least some sort of investigation into their practices. If they are simply too large to be doing this much business especially with a service that impacts our economy so deeply, then it’s clear that some federal agency needs to be stepping in to ensure that no shady business practices are being conducted.