A big deal legal case that anyone who wants to save money on cable should be following


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The U.S. Supreme Court is taking on a very unusual case today. It’s about a new product that will make it a lot easier for people to get out from under their big cable bills.Th…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Thanks to reporter David Hall for this story.  The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that could lower your cable television bills.  At stake is the internet streaming company Aereo, which promises to send local broadcast television programs to you via the internet at a cost of $8-$10 per month.  The service will also serve as a DVR, storing your favorite programs "in the cloud."  Cable companies aren’t too keen on Aereo, because they think the upstart internet provider isn’t paying for rights to use the shows.  Aereo disagrees, saying Broadcast TV is free, and they are just making it easier for customers who can get programs anyway by routing programs over the internet to them.  Of course, nothing is free in the broadcast business.  Advertising and clients pay for programs.  Why should they pay the "big boys" all kinds of fees when Aereo can do it cheaper or even free?  I was in the broadcast business for almost four decades and can tell you that someone will have "to pay the freight" somewhere along the line.  In the end, Aereo may force the larger communications providers to lower their rates, regardless of who wins the case.  Keep your eye on this case…it should be interesting.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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