Yesterday’s Journal had an editorial (subscription) that declared:
Imagine being able to get your MTV and your ESPN without having also to pay for the Game Show or Outdoor Living networks.
It’s time cable-TV subscribers had more choice over the channels they want to pay for. Rates have risen more than 40 percent— three times inflation— since 1996. That’s the year Congress passed the Telecommunications Act, which ended price regulation on the rationale that competition would restrain cable price hikes. But the major cable companies maintained market dominance in their territories, and prices continued their upward spiral.
I wonder if the Journal will be
ordering offering a la Carte news in the near future? I can think of at least four sections that I don’t need.