The FCC Is About To Piss-Off Cable Companies

If FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has his way (and we hope he does), your cable bill could get a little cheaper.

Wheeler thinks consumers shouldn't have to "rent" their cable boxes.  According to NPR, that rent brings in almost $20-billion per year to the cable companies. Wheeler says it's like the old days when you had to lease your phone from Ma Bell.

Almost immediately, a coalition of cable providers, including AT&T/DirecTV, Time Warner and Dish, announced they're banding together to oppose the FCC.

Maybe the cable companies should concentrate on offering great content and choices bundled with excellent customer service and then not have to worry so much about losing customers.