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So I happen to have Cox Communications for my High-Speed internet and TV (and yes, I know they're anti-Union, but I need higher speeds than DSL) and I just got this in my Cox inbox....

Public comment on the City of Tucson's cable ascertainment study closes today, December 29th, 2006. (http://www.tucsonaz.gov/...)

We think it is unfortunate that the City set the public comment period for the two weeks before and during the Christmas holiday.  But this is the last opportunity that you have to tell the City of Tucson that their cable study ought to conclude that:

  1.  Your City cable taxes are too high and it is unfair that Cox customers in Tucson pay higher cable taxes than Comcast customers in Tucson.
  1.  The City of Tucson does not need four times as many local access channels (PEG channels) as any other city, town, or county in southern Arizona nor does it need twice as many as Phoenix.
  1.  Cox customers in Tucson would rather have more high-definition channels and entertainment-on-demand than an excessive number of local access channels (PEG channels) that very few people watch.

To tell the City how you feel about these very important subjects, send an e-mail to infotech@tucsonaz.gov.

You can get all of the facts about the Tucson cable license renewal at www.innovatetucson.org.

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InnovateTucson.org Powered by Cox Communications

To unsubscribe from future messages about the Tucson cable television
license renewal from innovatetucson.org, go to:
http://innovatetucson.org/...

Now first, mind you I don't use my Cox email for anything political and I know I never signed up for InnovateTucson.org as they're positions are counter to the local Dems (if not officially, at least all of the party figures I know and so on).  That's because Tucson actually has quite vibrant PEG channels, etc.

So I pull out my trusty old whois to see who owns innovatetucson.org and I get (empty stuff snipped):

Domain ID:D124572028-LROR
Domain Name:INNOVATETUCSON.ORG
Created On:14-Jun-2006 19:10:30 UTC
Last Updated On:14-Aug-2006 03:47:46 UTC
Expiration Date:14-Jun-2009 19:10:30 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Network Solutions LLC (R63-LROR)
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:40701430-NSI
Registrant Name:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Registrant Organization:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Registrant Street1:1440 E. 15th Street
Registrant City:Tucson
Registrant State/Province:AZ
Registrant Postal Code:85719
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.5208677406
Registrant Email:no.valid.email@worldnic.com
Admin ID:40701430-NSI
Admin Name:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Admin Organization:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Admin Street1:1440 E. 15th Street
Admin City:Tucson
Admin State/Province:AZ
Admin Postal Code:85719
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.5208677406
Admin Email:no.valid.email@worldnic.com
Tech ID:40701430-NSI
Tech Name:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Tech Organization:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Tech Street1:1440 E. 15th Street
Tech City:Tucson
Tech State/Province:AZ
Tech Postal Code:85719
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.5208677406
Tech Email:no.valid.email@worldnic.com

And now I must ask, What The Hell?  And of courese, now I do have to go give some comments for real.

Originally posted to Tom in NC on Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 01:57 PM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  You pissed at Cox? (0+ / 0-)

    Here's what you might try doing: contact the PR and community relations people at DirecTV, EchoStar (DISH Network), Verizon (FiOS TV) and AT&T (U-verse), and tell them how upset you are at this, and that they should use it against Cox in their advertising. There's a massive competition going on between cable, satellite and telcos for TV subscribers.

    •  I live in Tucson and I have Cox for my ISP and TV (1+ / 0-)
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      wardlow

      And I didn't even know about this request for public comment.  I think the cable companies are evil, since they are doing the big push against Net Neutrality.  

      Also, to act like the public access channels are preventing Cox from having more HD channels is CRAP.  On the digital spectrum, Cox can place 999 different channels, and they only have a few hundred.  You will notice giant gaps from the 500's to the 900's.  Those are channels Cox does not even bother using.  To act like the public access channels are preventing them from offering more HD programming is a bunch of crap.  Also, for Cox to act like if taxes are cut that they are going to pass on big savings to the customer is baloney.  Cable TV prices have risen dramatically over the past 10 years since Cable TV companies usually have a monopoly for cable for the houses they serve.  Cox is just trying to give more channels to themselves (that they do not need) and cut a small expense to the customer that Cox could repalce with their own expenses.  

      Cox also loves to have TV commercials that their customer's think they are Number 1, then act like the very system set up to keep Tucson customers happy is a BAD THING.  Cox is just another greedy company that chooses to be dishonest when it suits them. :)

      Steven Joseph :)

      Democratic politicians mostly tell the truth; Republican politicians mostly lie. :)

      by StevenJoseph on Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 05:05:26 PM PST

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