When you’re the biggest cable company in America, there’s no time to rest!
The cable industry has a reputation for being ruthless in its pricing, and its recent decision to close off retail outlets and eliminate retail jobs from its cable channels has reignited debate over how the industry should be regulated.
The debate, however, is not over yet.
In the coming months, cable companies will likely begin to negotiate a new contract with their employees, as well as how to manage the fallout from the shutdown.
“We’re in the midst of a transition period,” said Mike Lichtman, the chief executive of the Cablevision-Time Warner Cable merger, which is the largest cable company and is expected to close by the end of 2019.
“There’s a lot of questions that have to be answered.”
What will happen to employees?
Will they be replaced by new ones?
What will be done with the companies millions of dollars in severance pay?
The cable workers’ union, the Communications Workers of America, has already asked the FCC to extend its authority over the cable industry, which it says is under “unprecedented executive power.”
In a letter to the FCC on Tuesday, CWA President Mike O’Sullivan called on the FCC not to “undermine our collective bargaining rights, particularly when that power comes with a financial impact on our members.”
The union’s proposal also calls for a review of the cable companies contracts and for the termination of all existing contracts.
The cable companies say they have the authority to terminate contracts, and that they are taking action to reduce the costs to their customers.
The companies’ plans are in line with what President Donald Trump and his aides have called for during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Republican, who was running for president at the time, advocated for the closing of retail outlets in order to cut costs, while the Democrats, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, called for the elimination of retail jobs.
The merger of cable and satellite TV is expected by many to generate billions in new revenue for the companies, which are in the business of delivering content to subscribers.
But it is also expected to result in layoffs, lower wages and the loss of jobs, which will hurt both companies.
The combined company has a combined workforce of over 500,000 people.
The move could result in lower wages, but also in job losses that could hurt the entire industry, according to the New York Times.
The company has also said it is planning to close some stores and cut jobs.
In January, Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced they were canceling plans to build a new satellite dish in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which had been a hub for the company’s satellite TV business.
The new Dish Network is expected be launched in 2018.
“With the merger of the largest TV and broadband provider in the country, we will continue to invest in our customers and create a new business model for our future,” Comcast said in a statement.
“The Dish Network will remain in our portfolio, and we look forward to working with the federal government and regulators to develop a sustainable and long-term plan to bring the Dish Network into the 21st century.”
Time Warner also announced in January it would cut about 1,400 jobs in its Philadelphia area, as it closes stores, but the company said it was “optimistic” about the future of the Philadelphia area.
A spokesperson for the president of the CWA told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the union would like to see the government take steps to address employees’ concerns.
“They are certainly not going to be satisfied until the CEOs and board of directors get a deal,” said Jeff Ruch, the group’s president.
“If they don’t get a new deal, they’re going to continue to strike.”
What are the consequences for consumers?
Will there be a spike in prices?
What about the health of people’s lives?
Will it impact the economy?
Will people have enough money to afford to pay for cable or satellite service?
The answer to those questions is hard to know.
But the cable company’s decision to cut retail jobs and cut hours has already caused some problems for its customers.
Many customers who do not have cable access were able to find alternate ways to watch TV shows and movies on demand, said Kevin Bales, senior vice president at research firm Technomic.
“It will impact their ability to do that, to go to the library and see a movie or go to a movie theater, to check the mail, and all those things,” he said.
“That’s a problem for people.
That’s a big concern for them.”
According to a survey by Nielsen, the average price of a standard definition cable package has risen by $5.90 since the beginning of the year.
A $30 premium for a standard cable package also applies to bundles that include multiple channels, which have increased by more than $1.00 a month, and an additional $4.50 for a package with one channel, which increased by $1 per month.
“People will be paying