When I became a customer of Allegiance Cable, I admit that I had never even heard of them before. I’ve lived in a lot of places and I’ve only had three different cable providers despite the distance between those places that I have lived (at least a dozen cities at this point). So when I came across a name I have never heard of, I was more than happy to give them a try because there was just no way that they could be worse than any of the other three that I had the misfortune of being a customer of.
I’m glad that I was right but I’m still disappointed that there is not a single company in the industry right now that isn’t trying to change their business model toward something that is more familiar to those of us whoa have grown up raised with the web at our fingertips and for those who are growing up with it at their hip. We are consuming media on a plethora of varying devices but the cable companies are doing very little to adapt to the changing generations who will be their future customers and instead are attempting to restrict access to the web.
We can’t live like this. America is supposed to hold to a higher standard thann the rest of the world. We’re meat to be a first world country that is above even first world countries. We are supposed to be a model in which other countries look toward when they think of success and comfort; shouldn’t our companies be representative of that too? Should they not be held to a higher standard than the rest of the world? Instead we are allowing them to walk all over our consumers who simply want quality content and quality service.