Cable Companies have been able to do SPM for years but they dont want
to because actual consumer having purchase control would affect their
marketability and financial equity severely. You would almost be placed
into the position of having to nationalize the system to keep it up and
running, while the infrastructure is updated and caught up to specs to
handle the service load and security issues that they don't want anyone
to know exist currently.
The SPM provision, while EPIC in itself, probably wont pass this
Congress at all; so therefore this is probably yet again John McCain,
grandstanding to make himself look important and as 'a fighter for the
people', which probably means he is up for reelection in the next two
Senatorial cycles or he is getting ready to run for President in 2016
again too and he got miffed by somebody for campaign donations so this
is retaliation on his part.
John McCain lost his 'Maverick'
status a while ago by his own doing. It will be interesting to see how
this all unfolds thru the legislative process. I personally feel it is a
red herring and am not holding my breathe but I will advocate that
everyone pay attention to this bill SCH13204 and ask your Senators and
Representatives to allow it to proceed for a full vote by both Houses of
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