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KWR65

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Conservatives upset about $666B US deficit under Trump

If the tax cuts go through the annual deficit will be $1.2T per year.

Kiss the Boys Goodbye. Internet Prices will skyrocket

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171004/09404038343/wall-street-predicts-apathetic-regulators-limited-competition-will-let-comcast-double-broadband-prices.shtml

Wall Street predicts that cable giants like Comcast will soon be cashing in on the one-two punch of rubber stamp regulators and an ongoing lack of competition in the broadband space. Under the Obama administration, regulators turned a blind eye to the fact that cable giants like Comcast were taking advantage of a lack of competition to impose arbitrary and unnecessary usage caps and overage fees. Under the Trump administration that apathy has ballooned ten fold, with the looming assault on net neutrality only green lighting Comcast's ability to use those fees to raise rates and hamstring streaming competitors.


I'm on a fixed income. I have already gotten rid of Cable TV. I live in a rural area in a apartment that doesn't have any outside antenna so I can't get over the air channels. I just moved into my area and there is only one cable company that provides Internet and I have a 12 month discount of $40 per month, but the price goes up to $70+ after that. My apartment complex does not have any land line telephone unless I pay $100+ in installation fees so I can't get DSL at $55 per month. But the DSL speed here is 1.5MBps down and 100k up.

It appears that the Internet and TV is only for the middle class and wealthy.
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