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1. Suddenlink Can't Get Away With This!

Hours after Suddenlink cable customers in West Virginia had several Viacom-owned channels removed from their cable lineups, the companies disagreed on how negotiations to keep the channels in customers’ cable packages ended. The break-up comes after five months of price negotiations for channels including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Spike TV, VH-1, BET, TV Land and CMT.

“It’s unfortunate we could not reach an agreement, and we understand the frustration this will cause some customers, but we sincerely hope they’ll give the new channels a try and find those channels as compelling as others have said they do.”

Viacom spokeswoman Carole Robinson said that’s not the case. Viacom offered Suddenlink a one-year agreement to keep its 24 channels on the terms Suddenlink proposed on Sept. 23, Robinson said, but Suddenlink refused. Regardless of who’s to blame, Christine Stephens of Charleston isn’t happy about the move. “I feel like I’m in an abusive relationship with Suddenlink and I can’t get out of it,” “I just feel like Suddenlink didn’t consider their customers,” said Stephens, who’s been a Suddenlink customer for more than 10 years. “I’m not irrational, but I’m handicapped and limited in recreational options.”

For the $160 monthly for cable, phone and Internet, she said, she should have been treated better. Suddenlink rates will not change as a result of the channel switch. Stephens added that she found out about the switch from Viacom, not Suddenlink. By Wednesday evening Suddenlink’s Facebook page was filled with comments about the split from Viacom — mostly negative. Several parents asked what they should tell their kids when they can’t watch Nickelodeon programs, like “SpongeBob Square Pants” and “Dora the Explorer.”

Regan, the Suddenlink spokesman, wrote that, through phone and email surveys, social media polls and calls to its care centers, Suddenlink’s customers consistently told the company they do not value the Viacom channels as much as they value others, they do not want to pay significantly more to keep Viacom channels and they would like other channels added.

“Despite our repeated requests for a reasonable offer, Viacom continued to demand a nearly 50 percent increase in payments and increased their demands even further when we asked for per-channel, stand-alone pricing.” “Because Viacom refused to treat our customers fairly, Suddenlink was forced to make a difficult decision: As of October, we will introduce other channels our customers have requested through polls and surveys and not carry Viacom channels.”

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2. Raise COX Bandwidth cap

Cox cable has had a 250gb bandwidth cap since 2001 and refuses to raise it unless you pay 40 dollars more for a more expensive service?

Bandwidth should adjust for inflation. In 2001, I wasn't streaming Hulu or playing extremely large games while chatting on Skype at the same time!

I could hit 1TB since I stream everything. That's what the new inflated bandwidth cap should be.

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3. Charter Service for the rest of Coffee County Manchester TN

The Northern part of coffee county has limited number of choices for tv services, Internet service, and phone service.

These are limited to directv or dish network and thier partners. After living 3/4 of a mile to where service has ended for charter.

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4. Limestone County Alabama Cable/Internet Petition

While most of the citizens of North Alabama have access to more than one cable TV company to choose from.

The citizens of Limestone County have access to one cable TV company, Charter Communications.

Please sign this petition if you would like to see more choice and competition in Limestone County.

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5. Renew Southland for a fifth season

Head back to the streets of Los Angeles for the new, explosive season of Southland, the critically acclaimed drama series from Warner Bros. Television and Emmy-winning producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing). Chronicling the lives of LAPD officers and detectives like no other series on television, this powerful, intensely emotional drama stars Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King and Ben McKenzie, along with special guest star Lucy Liu.

Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop who will have to prove himself again after recovering from surgery; Officer Ben Sherman (McKenzie), who still has much to learn after recently completing his training rotation; Detective Lydia Adams (King), whose unending caseload hits closer to home; and Sammy Bryant (Hatosy), a former detective who decided to go back to being a uniform cop after the traumatic death of his partner.

Shot on location in the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Southland captures a realistic, natural environment where similar situations can and often do occur in real life. The series was created by Emmy winner Ann Biderman (NYPD Blue, Public Enemies) and is executive-produced by Emmy winners Christopher Chulack (ER, Third Watch) and John Wells. Chulack is also a primary director of the series, while Jonathan Lisco (The District) serves as executive producer and Andrew Stearn (Shameless, The West Wing) is co-executive producer.

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6. No to Wire Rope Barriers

Wire rope barriers are dangerous and expensive. Where they have been installed, motorcyclists colliding with them have suffered horrific injuries and death, often far worse than the consequences of the item the wire rope was protecting them from.

Recent studies have shown that they are also more expensive to maintain than their competitors. Various countries such as the Netherlands and Norway have banned their use so there is no reason why they continue to be used in the UK.

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7. Optus Mobile & Internet Network Deterioration



There have been numerous reports by Optus customers, that over the last few months and more, their Mobile and Internet Networks have been widespread and quickly deteriorating.
Reference:
- Mobile: Optus network deteriorating
- Internet: International traffic congestion
- Modems: Cisco DPQ 3925 issue

Such problems exist for the Mobile Network as;
- Low Signal Strength in populated areas.
- Low Signal Quality (regardless of signal strength) in populated areas.
- Dropped phone calls within reception areas.
- Echoing on phone calls.
- Failed calls within reception areas.
- 3G reception drops in and out.
- 3G data fails
- Delayed SMS/MMS
- Failed SMS
- Major congestion & blackspot issues in Metro areas
- Congestion & blackspot issues spreading to regional areas

Such problems exist for the Internet as;
- Slow International Links
- Congestion in the evening
- High latency
- Unreliable hardware and Modems

From a company that launched a "Yes, we hear you" campaign in July, 2007.
Well, we ask that you please hear us.

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8. Comcast! We miss KBS World programs! Add MKtv!

As of November 1st, 2009 WMBC ended its broadcast of KBS World on digital channel 63.5. This service was free and only required a digital tuner connected to a television to be viewed within the metro NY/NJ area.

Two local cable companies-- Time Warner and Cablevision both offer a channel called MKtv which broadcasts many KBS World programs which are entertaining, educational, and family-friendly most of which offer english subtitles for non-Korean speakers.

A list of programs available on MK:
http://www.mediakoreatv.com/program/program_main.php?G_Language=Eng

The MK coverage area includes:
http://www.mediakoreatv.com/intro/mk_coverage_area.php?G_Language=Eng

Both of these providers are not offered in my town of residence. I am within the Comcast coverage area and I am sure that I am not the only one that want MKtv to be added to Comcast.

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9. Gospel Music Channel on Mediacom

The following persons have the opinion that the Gospel Music Channel should be available to the subscribers of Mediacom cable television.

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10. Upgrade cable service from analog to hi-def at Lincoln at Wolchase Apartments

The Direcpath cable service at Lincoln at Wolfchase apartments located in Cordova, Tennessee does not offer digital or high-definition service, yet residents are charged the same or higher rates as companies like Comcast or Time-Warner that do offer these services.

Satellite TV vendors (DirecTV or Dish Network) do offer service but only those residents that face south are allowed to purchase the service due to a ban, by ER management) on Satellite dishes being attached to the exterior of the building.

The current cable service is an inferior analog product, that does not meet the minimum federal requirements for digital service starting in 2009.

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11. Arirang TV Back In Sky Cable's Silver Plan

For the past nine years since Sky Cable had included Arirang TV in its roster of cable channels in 1999, Philippine viewers have been enjoying and learning about the Korean culture through the variety of shows they offer.

Since 2006, Sky Cable had removed Arirang TV from its channel listing offered in their basic Sky Silver Plan available at PhP 680.00 , and moved it to the premium Platinum Plan offered at PhP 2020.00. Because of this, Philippine Arirang TV viewers are left with no option but to upgrade their plans to a more expensive one should they want to continue watching Arirang TV.

Arirang TV is the only Korean TV station with a multi-lingual format, with Korean shows translated or subtitled in different languages (Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Bahasa, Spanish, Vietnamese and English).

By signing this petition, you are supporting the cause of the Philippine Arirang TV viewers in their endeavor to bring Arirang TV back to the channel listing of Sky Cable's basic Sky Silver Plan so that everyone can enjoy the viewing pleasures - both entertaining and informative- of Arirang TV in a much affordble cost.

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12. Freedom of the press in India and Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal ban on news programme

Itanagar: The District Magistrate of Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh banned the airing of news programme by ‘Aaj Ki Awaj’ by cable operators for allegedly violating rules.

The District Magistrate in exercise of his power conferred under section 19 of the Cable TV Act, 1995 prohibited all cable operators from transmitting or re-transmitting the news programme by ‘Aaj Ki Awaj’ with immediate effect, official sources said on Saturday. In an order, the District Magistrate said ‘Aaj Ki Awaj’ has been airing programme without registering with the authorities and alleged the programmes are defamatory and suggestive innuendoes and half truths.

‘Aaj Ki Awaj’ has been covering news from all over Arunachal Pradesh and providing them to cable operators for circulation daily for the past few years after Doordarshan station at Itanagar discontinued airing privately produced news programme. PTI

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13. BRING BACK PREVUE GUIDE

TV GUIDE IS A DISGRACE TO CABLE TELEVISION.

WE WANT PREVUE GUIDE BACK BECAUSE WE'RE TIRED OF SEEING HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP AND TV SHOWS ON IT. WE WANT TV GUIDE TO SHOW TV INFO AND PREVIEWS.

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14. Help Resurrect LA FEMME NIKITA

La Femme Nikita was an exceptional espionage/spy drama that premiered on the USA cable network from January 1997 to March 2001. It was adapted for television by Joel Surnow from the original French film of the same title and ran for five consecutive seasons. During that time, it was the highest rated drama on cable television, and it went on to become a cult classic with viewers around the world.

As a weekly serial drama, La Femme Nikita was original and ahead of its time. The unique, innovative style of the show influenced numerous other television series and movies that followed. Revolving around complex moral and ethical dilemmas, it was intelligent, sophisticated, and darkly beautiful. For many, the fascination and genius of La Femme Nikita was its dark tone of modern minimalism and its unprecedented style of character development.

The program was of such outstanding caliber that there has never been another like it...before or since. La Femme Nikita has been profoundly missed and has left a void that no other program has filled. Thousands of individuals identified with the show on a deeply personal level and felt it became a part of their lives. On a global level, people passionately love it and have remained dedicated life-long fans.

Following a campaign in the summer of 2000 to save the series from cancellation, the devoted audience was given the gift of eight additional episodes. However, fans of this riveting and darkly engrossing drama were left with an unsatisfactory open-ending. Many viewers of the show felt they were denied closure and will never feel like complete resolution has been achieved until Michael and Nikita are reunited.

After seven years absence, the fans feel the return of La Femme Nikita would reward them for their loyalty and faithfulness, update them on the lives of the characters, and provide a positive and cathartic closure to a much beloved story.

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15. Fair Choice for Massachusetts Cable

End the Comcast monopoly and support fair competition.

Cable bills are outrageously high and competition should be increased to lower them.

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16. Philadelphia CSN to Channel Lineup

Comcast Cable Company provides CSN Baltimore in their channel lineup. With the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals having their own network now, and with the Pitssburgh Pirates already being on FSN, it's time for the Comcast Cable Company to add the Philadelphia CSN to their channel lineup to cater towards Philadelphia sports fans.

With that being the home network for the Phillies, as well as the 76ers and Flyers, it would allow those fans who have moved out of the Philadelphia area to enjoy their sports teams games other then watching out of state sports news on the Baltimore CSN network.

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17. Lowering the Electric Bill at Sagewood Apartments

We, the residence of Sagewood Apartments at 10000 Rushing would like to see our electric bills lowered. All of our electic bills have tripled within the last 2 months. Many of us living here are on a fixed income and can not afford these outragious bills.

We have no free cable living here, most places furnish free cable. We don't need the place well lightened up, if we are going to have to pay for it. We just can not afford this hike in our electric bills. We will not be able to run the air conditioner in the summer with these prices. We need something done about this ASAP.

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18. Getting fiber optic cable in Wayland Township

Wayland Township is unable to receive high speed/DSL internet service due to a lack of fiber optic cable.

We would like this to change.

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19. KMID Versus Grandecom

http://www.kmid.tv/cable_GRANDE.asp
http://www.grandecom.com/pdf/CEOGrandeKMID.pdf

Guys I am starting a petition. I know you get 100 spams a day but this one is started by me, John May in a request for Midland/Odessa Residents to start a petition demanding something be done with Grandecom and KMID. Here is a scoop on the situation:

As of January 1, 2006 Grandecom will not be allowed to carry KMID's (ABC) signal. KMID all of a sudden decided to demand anywhere from 1-3 cents a day for every subscriber of Grandecom for their use of KMID's signal. Remember this is a FREE signal that Grandecom does NOT charge for. Yes you can pay like 10 dollars a month for local stations but the coverage you get with Cable FAR exceeds the signal you get with an Antenna. They are not making money off KMID's services they are making money for offering you a usable signal.

Just because you use a different Cable Company does not mean you should not sign this petition. This is a petition for the right for smaller companies to compete and for local citizens of Ector and Midland County to be able to receive the same benefits that larger counties receive for free. Cox and Cableone have been trying to scare you away from smaller cable companies for years. Why? Because they are inferior? No. Because they don't want to loose profits AND by having competition they are forced to actually spend money on customer service and listen to customer complaints.

This is the same as TXU trying to scare us away from buying electricity from other companies. I've been with a smaller company since the de-regulation and haven't had any of the problems TXU promised and scared us with.

The way I see it Grandecom AND KMID are both to blame for this. KMID and Grandecom both refuse to give up greed to satisfy customers complaints.

Please sign my petition requesting KMID and Grandecom begin renegotiations and that no stoppage in coverage occurs or if it does we will be forced to have a complete boycott of all services KMID and Grandecom currently offer. Remember if you are not a Grande Com customer this still effects you. This will lead to hire rates with whoever you pay for cable. Why? Whoever stays with KMID will not be forced to pay a premium because they will have the "exclusive" right to offer you a useable signal. Please send this to everyone you know in the effected area. Ask them to forward it on to anyone they know. All responses with signatures can go to john@maylink.net. I will comprise an alphabetical list of names and forward it to the appropriate people at both KMID and Grandecom.

Remember this email is asking for your support of our local community. This is a request for KMID and Grandecom to disregard their problems and come together without excuses to offer the Permian Basin customers our local stations at a reasonable rate.

If they refuse or continue to just point fingers we will in return boycott all services provided by both companies.

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20. Degrassi on basic Cable television

Feb 8, 2005

People who do not have digital cable cannot watch degrassi unless they get an antenna and they should air it on a regular cable channel.

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21. Release Endurance on DVD

The reality show "Endurance" has been very successful throughout the last few years. Kids and teens would tune in each week to see what team won a Pyramid Piece or which teams were sent to the Temple of Fate.

So isn't it about time that this show was released on DVD or VHS so that viewers could watch more often than just every Saturday morning? An enormous amount of Endurance fans do not recieve digital cable in their household, therefore only being able to watch each episode one time.

Even viewers with cable would still love to own their favorite show on tape, being able to watch whatever episode they wanted whenever they wanted.

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22. Cox Communications Banned KTAL and NBC from our cable network

On January 31st, Cox Communications customers in The Ark-La-Tex will lose access to KTAL and NBC programming at midnight. The retransmission agreement with Cox Communications for all their cable systems in our viewing area will expire (Bossier City, LA; Magnolia, AR; Minden, LA; Mount Pleasant, TX; Wright City, OK; Valiant, OK), and they have been unable to come to terms with our cable company for the continued carriage of KTAL's station.

They are asking Cox Communications to pay them 25 cents out of the extremely expensive cable bill that we pay every month and Cox is unwilling to do so and has decided to no longer carry KTAL.

Cox Communications is one of the most powerful media companies in the United States who not only owns cable System but also Radio Stations, Newspapers and local TV Stations like KTAL. Ironically, their broadcast Television division shares our viewpoint about being compensated for carriage by cable companies.

Cox Communications, like all cable and satellite companies, makes payments to the companies that own and operate programming networks. They pay the owners of the programming channels monthly fees, ranging as high as several dollars per month for the right to carry the programming. Cox Communications has made it very clear they do not want to pay any fees for the rights to carry KTAL.

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23. LIGHTHOUSE COURT APARTMENT RESIDENTS IN FAVOR OF BETTER CABLE SERVICE CHOICES

LIGHTHOUSE COURT APARTMENTS CURRENTLY OFFERS ONLY ONE CABLE SERVICE PROVIDER, COMMUNITY CABLE.

COMMUNITY CABLES SERVICE AND PICTURE QUALITY DO NOT MEET THE EXPECTATIONS THAT RESIDENTS OF A "LUXURY" APARTMENT COMMUNITY EXPECT.

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24. Degrassi: the abortion episodes

The N, the cable network here in the United States which airs the Canadian television show Degrassi:Then Next Generation, is refusing to air the first two episodes of the new season. Due to the nature of the episodes, in which Manny, 15, becomes pregnant with Craig's, 16, baby and decides that abortion is the way to go. Although it is a touchy subject, it is also a very real subject for today's youth. The show has dealt with sexuality, rape, cutting, child abuse, death and drug abuse, among other topics.

Pregnancy, abortion and the side effects of both, only seem like the next step for the show. With this petetion, we hope to show The N, that there is a need to show these ommited episodes.

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25. Get Berkeley's Public TV Station in East Bay

Berkeley's B-TV channel 28 is an excellent resource for free speech, uncensored, non commercial programming produced by local residents.

Your city government has the power to get Comcast to include this channel for all cable subscribers in the East Bay. So, please read and sign this petition today!

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26. Affordable Cable Internet in Newcastle!!

For a long time here in Newcastle NSW Australia we have put up with 56k Internet, at an increased price i might add. We recently got what Telstra would call "affordable" ADSL, but this comes with a very high price, and a very small download limit.

What I propose is that Newcastle get access to Cable Internet, with unlimited downloads, as Sydney gets at a low price.

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27. Stop Wasting Tax Dollars on Cable, Sattilite TV, and High Priced Meals for Convicted Felons

According to published CDC reports, California spends close to $2 million dollars annually to provide Cable and Sattilite TV to inmates. Further, it costs tax payers twice the amount to feed inmates in Fire Camps than it does the average inmate.

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28. Allow EchoStar DirectTV Merger

I am writing to you today as a current satellite TV subscriber who would like to add my voice of support to the pending merger of EchoStar and DIRECTV. The combination of these two satellite providers will provide numerous benefits to consumers like me, including more choices in channels, programming, broadband and new television technologies.

By merging, the combined company will be a much stronger competitor to cable television and can offer more programming choices and, most importantly, all local TV channels in every market in the U.S. By providing local TV channels everywhere, this merger will make satellite television a strong alternative to cable in our community. Throughout the country, people will now be able to turn to satellite TV to access their local news, weather and community information, in addition to a comprehensive package of national video programming. But just as exciting, the merger will bring the availability of affordable high-speed Internet service by satellite to over 40 million Americans who don't have high-speed Internet access. These tremendous benefits to consumers won't happen without the merger. Satellite-delivered Internet service will bring an affordable and competitive alternative to cable modems and DSL to consumers in big cities, small towns and rural areas alike. This will give me a competitive choice for Internet access and will be especially advantageous to rural communities where cable modems and DSL are not likely to be available anytime in the near future.

In the interest of improving our access to competitive television and Internet service, I urge you to lend your support to this merger.

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29. Stop Comcast from imposing Downloading Caps

Greedy cable ISPs have begun instituting plans to charge for gigabytes downloaded. Comcast, a major cable ISP in the US, has hinted that they are soon to adopt such a system. Users of Comcast have already faced crippling upload and download speed caps, capping the _amount_ of data you download/upload is next. This bait and switch attitude Comcast is exhibiting has to stop.

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30. Shaw High Speed Bandwidth Limit Should be Increased

Shaw Cable Systems operates Shaw High Speed Internet and imposes monthly bandwidth limitations in the area of 3 gigabytes a month download. This limit is much too low when you consider the rich multimedia content of today's internet, and the nature in which they advertise that they will bring you this rich content.

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