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Basically, [Time Warner] is saying they face increasing contract prices when it comes time to renewing their content deals, and they’re telling me, their customer, that they may have to raise prices on my service if I want to keep getting the same programming that I’ve gotten before. In essence, they’re trying to say that it’s not their fault that prices will be going up — it’s those evil content providers who are fleecing the innocent Time Warner. And if they do raise prices, it’ll be my fault as a customer — I should have supported them when I wanted them to get tough.
What a complete crock.
I was going to write a post on my thoughts about Time Warner's new price hike campaign, but then I ran across this post by Mike Schramm that says everything I wanted to say. So take a look.