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Mira

(22,386 posts)
Thu Feb 13, 2014, 03:02 PM Feb 2014

A Letter from Comcast and Time Warner Cable - intercepted by Andy Borowitz



Dear subscribers,
Today, it was announced that Comcast is joining forces with Time Warner Cable in a friendly acquisition worth $45 billion. As we could have expected, many people are wondering what this transaction will mean to the service that you, our subscribers, will enjoy.
We know that all of your comments, however mean-spirited some of them may have been, have come from a good place: genuine concern about what this merger will mean for your future cable service. At Comcast/Time Warner, we care deeply about those concerns, and, to help allay them, here are some answers to the Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s) we have received since the merger was announced.
Q: How will the merger affect the price of my cable service?
A: There is no clear answer to that. But we will be introducing financing options, roughly similar to those that enabled you to attend college.
Q: Will there be any adverse impact on customer service?
A: A technician will be at your home between the hours of eight and never.
Q: How frequently will you turn off the Internet, and are you going to deliberately crush Netflix by making it impossible to stream its movies?
A: Often and probably.
Q: I am a current Time Warner subscriber. Who will be handling customer complaints, Comcast or Time Warner?
A: Please address all complaints to Comcast/Time Warner Customer Service, 666 Noonethere Lane, Abysstown, U.S.A.
Q: I have been on hold for the past hour, and no one seems to be picking up. How long can I expect to wait?
A: Due to concern about the merger, we are experiencing longer-than-expected wait times. In the meantime, eat me.
Sincerely,
Comcast/Time Warner Cable

www.borowitzreport.com
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A Letter from Comcast and Time Warner Cable - intercepted by Andy Borowitz (Original Post) Mira Feb 2014 OP
He's right about all of that... n/t freshwest Feb 2014 #1
These are the people's airwaves and broadband, and it is important truedelphi Feb 2014 #2
Where is it written that "These are the people's airwaves and broadband?" rhett o rick Feb 2014 #4
Reality will probably be worse. jsr Feb 2014 #3
Seems to me that reality is always worse. nm rhett o rick Feb 2014 #5
I love good satire Gothmog Feb 2014 #6

truedelphi

(32,324 posts)
2. These are the people's airwaves and broadband, and it is important
Thu Feb 13, 2014, 05:35 PM
Feb 2014

To note that come Nov 2014, and Nov 2016, few if any of the people whose names are on our ballots will even mention wanting to change this situation.

Bought and paid for puppets, almost the whole lot.

 

rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)
4. Where is it written that "These are the people's airwaves and broadband?"
Thu Feb 13, 2014, 06:22 PM
Feb 2014

I bet John John Robert's SCOTUS would not agree. And even if they did rule that they belonged to "the people" it's long been understood that doG gave some people wealth so they could "take care of" the rest of us.

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