Verizon pushing FCC to treat all TV suppliers equally


Verizon’s petitioning the FCC to make it easier for customers locked into cable monopolies to leave in favor of similar services offered by ISPs, such as Verizon itself.

Verizon, AT&T, and others offer TV via data, an alternative to cable, and Verizon feels that customers much jump through too many hoops to switch as it is.

In essense, Verizon wants your TV to be hardware-agnostic; if it’s via cable or phone line or fiber, it shouldn’t matter. If you have the right hardware and a subscription, you should be able to watch your TV through whoever you want.

We’re for the idea, as cable monopolies are inherently bad for customers, as are cable companies.