[mythtv-users] Cable Programmers versus the FCC
beww at beww.org
Tue Sep 16 21:33:09 UTC 2008
R. G. Newbury wrote:
> And yup, the last paragraph is unfortunately where we are. I do hope
> Brian, that you at least told the cableco employee that if that was what
> his boss had told him, his boss had told him something wrong...And
> referred him to the Consolidated Federal Regs. ...At least it cannot
> hurt if some employee makes a supervisor actually look at the law or ask
> about the law. (Because then there might be a 'smoking gun' e-mail
> floating around which could, one day, be useful.)
I sent him out of my house with a printed copy of the pertinent
regulation, he was shaking his head as he walked to his truck.
Interestingly, over 30 years ago I was the Chief Engineer of this same
cable system (though that was 4 or 5 owners and a LOT of changes ago). I
recall one day when an installer called me on the radio and told me I
had better get out to a job he was working on.
When I got there the customer had a Tektronix 7L12 Spectrum Analyzer
hooked up to our system, and I noticed a set of the printed FCC
regulations on his bookshelf.
I did the best thing I could think of to do under the circumstances: I
hired him (and thanked the installer) :-)
> Because I can foresee a doozy class action some day against a Comcast or
> whoever, based upon that sort of false representation about what the law
I'm sure they would say field technician is not authorized to speak for
the company, but I would claim he was their legal representative.
No matter what happens, somehow some way, we will wind up paying more
and getting less.
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