cable TV - Complaint
PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- I live at a large luxury apartment complex in Phoenix, AZ, Biltmore Square. Ygnition, our cable company, and the property management company claim to have a 10 year contract which prohibits Cox Cable from coming in with TV or phone. Century Link can provide DSL at much higher bandwidth than Ygnition and phone service both of which I now have. Ygnition's bandwidth is not sufficient for all the TV and internet they offer. The condo complex allows Dish and Direct TV directly as long as a pole with the dish is clamped to the balcony railing, but for residents who do not have a south facing view, such as myself, we have no options. The Management company and condo association both claim that the contract prohibits any competition. For example, I wanted the Dish 250 package, with DISH it is 39.99 the first year then 69,99 the second of a 2 year contract which I would gladly sign. It has free HD service, free installation and a free HD DVR. Ygnition for the same package is no contract but $79.99 all the time, no free HD DVR, no free HD service and $34.99 installation.
I am in the process of filing complaints with the FCC under the RICO act, restrictiong competition and excessive pricing.