Recently the FCC has claimed that despite supposedly competitive market conditions, cable television rates have continued to rise. The cable industry, however, through Broadband Reports, notes that if you take a look at the individual price per channel, then cable rates actually have decreased. It's certainly an interesting argument, and one that runs directly counter to the consumer trends of watching what you want, when, where, etc. So the bill increases because the cable provider chose to add more channels that you never asked for? Hmm, another opportunity for the IPTV providers.
For more on cable MSOs provocative logic:
- see this post over at Techdirt