Co-axial-based nervous system of the global village, at least in urban areas of Canada. In the past ten years ownership in the Canadian cable industry has agglomerated, while Canadians have been offered a steadily growing variety of more or less identical choices in American programming. If anyone can find a redeeming property or quality anywhere in the cable television industry, we’d like to hear about it. Coaxial will be replaced by fibreoptics and digital broadcasting as soon as someone figures out how to attach a reliable meter, and the fifty channel universe of Cable will become five hundred channels without substantially enlarging anyone’s range of programming choices. See [Ted Rogers]

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