been hearing a radio ad here in st louis about a new cable provider maybe comeing into area or the notion of it anyway. from what i can make of it the laws are set up for 1 company and i guess this is CHARTER to be the only cable provider for this area? the ad is saying that when the competition came in to town before the big dogs cut there bills up to 25.00 to keep subscribers and that if you right or call in to (i didnt catch akll the details) that you can voice your concern and tell them to appeal ammendment(?) now i have a question that i would like to ask about this. isnt a cable provider a free enterprise company ? a few on this board have said that big oil is a business not unlike a mom and pop store . and that government shouldnt have any control over. well isnt this funny that the cable company being a free enterprise company has some kind of connection to local government ? this seems unfair to me. does anyone on here have any knowledge about this? how can a supposed private company have a law in effect to keep other private competition out of its area? this seems to be a pay off type of situation. we see how the government cuts deals with big oil to allow them to drill on government land for free and be able to charge anything it wants . the cable company here is the same way it seems.