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09-23-2011, 09:20 AM
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Okay... but you didn't answer the important question! What happens to the availability of the channel during the appeal?
During the first appeal, they were allowed to continue withholding the service, pending the ruling. By filing this second appeal, will they be allowed to continue their blackout for FiOS until the second appeal is ruled on?
Or, due to the fact that they've now lost the first appeal and been ordered to make the service available within 30 days, has it flipped? Do they now have to make it available during the second appeal, pending the ruling?
There is no yes or no answer to this block of questions. It's all up to the court that hears the appeal, and whether they grant a stay of the ruling pending appeal. My gut says that the court will grant a stay and the channels will not be shown until the appeal is exhausted. Hopefully, I am wrong.
Two other things. Channels 578-81 are all available on Fios. Obviously, Verizon has been preparing for this day.
Finally, I take serious issue with Cablevision's whining in their reaction to the FCC ruling. "The
data clearly demonstrates
that there has been no competitive harm to the nation's two largest phone companies as a result of not having two HD channels they already receive in SD. New York is the most competitive market in the country and this decision
fair competition and
First, no one asked me, so the 'data' they refer to is incomplete. Second, and more seriously, how does this ruling hurt consumers? For the life of me, I only see it hurting Cablevision. I cannot think of any way in which this ruling is harmful to consumers. Idiots!
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