It’s Scamtastic!

I was watching TV yesterday, and an extremely unusual ad came on, saying that Verizon was lobbying Harrisburg to only provide cable to rich people in Pennsylvania. “Now, this is really strange,” I thought to myself, so I decided to go to the website that was shown on the commercial, Sounds kind of grassroots, doesn’t it? The website has a very quaint, non-corporate look to it. (It also has, I kid you not, a photo of an Amish buggy at the top of the page. Apparently Verizon is so cruel that they are going to refuse cable to the Amish!) Well, guess who’s one of the “coalition members” of this little grassroots organization? I’ll give you a hint. It’s a company that currently has a total monopoly on an enormous service here in Philadelphia, and that I suspect would hate to have another cable provider offer prices cheaper than $45 a month. Something smells rotten in the state of Denmark.