@CAMartin wrote: When the day comes that we only pay for what we watch, cable customers nationwide will scream the providers' praises to the heavens. No, you'd be screaming bloody murder at being charged 10x what you pay now. It's the sole reason ALL communications companies (Comcast, Verizon, Dish, DirecTV, etc) have packages. It mitigates the cost per channel so it's something even feasible. Take the new WWE channel for instance (disclaimer: I know it's not a cable/channel per se but is good for compairison). It's 9.99/mo. for this single station. Now, that's not a bad price. But imagine having to do that for EVERY channel you want to watch? If you like more than 5 or 6 channels, well... There goes every cent you earn. If you liked, say... 20 channels? 200/mo just in station costs. Forget your HSI or phone service too. This is something already developing in online streaming services. Ever use a roku? Many of their channels are charged per channel per month. Costs add up REAL fast. Unfortunately it's the lesser of 2 evils.
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