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Flow must cut cable fees

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 4:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I write following the cover story in this paper last Friday, April 24, 2015, regarding the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica's removal of 19 channels from Jamaica cable TV. As a Flow customer and looking at the list of channels, my household is going to be severely impacted.

My question is, what is Flow going to do to compensate me? Are we getting a reduction in the cost of the packages? All of which, by the way, have gone up significantly over time.

I find it almost laughable that Flow admits to showing this content illegally - charging customers for it and yet not paying for it itself. Surely, the figure it is saving by taking (or 'tiefing') these channels is into the millions of dollars. And yet we, the customers, have been paying them? How is this possible?

Flow has just recently been bought by LIME for $3 billion, as reported in this newspaper - presumably based on revenues and profits made on the backs of customers who are paying for stolen content!

Customers are calling out for a bill reduction. Flow needs to answer them.

KENNETH J. ALLEN

kennethjallen53@yahoo.com

Kingston 8