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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can get all of the facts about the Tucson cable license renewal at www.innovatetucson.org.
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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):
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 Name:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Registrant Organization:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Registrant Street1:1440 E. 15th Street
Registrant Postal Code:85719
Admin Name:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Admin Organization:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Admin Street1:1440 E. 15th Street
Admin Postal Code:85719
Tech Name:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Tech Organization:Cox Communications - Southern Arizona Office
Tech Street1:1440 E. 15th Street
Tech Postal Code:85719
And now I must ask, What The Hell? And of courese, now I do have to go give some comments for real.