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Jeannine Kenney Quotes

The consumer compensation program established in this program is unworkable, unfair and unacceptable to consumers. It provides only a fraction of the funds needed to compensate consumers for the costs of a digital transition they never asked for. And by requiring consumers to jump through restrictive hoops to request vouchers, those who most need compensation will be the least likely to receive it.
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#Compensation

A second question is, will consumers be likely, even if there is education about what the government is conducting, will they even be likely to know what's coming and that they're eligible for this voucher? The answer is probably not.
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#Education

The consumer compensation program established in this program is unworkable, unfair and unacceptable to consumers. It provides only a fraction of the funds needed to compensate consumers for the costs of a digital transition they never asked for.
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#Compensation

The consumer compensation program established in this program is unworkable, unfair, and unacceptable to consumers. It provides only a fraction of the funds needed to compensate consumers for the costs of a digital transition they never asked for.
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#Compensation

Consumers weren't adopting a technology that the government thought they should be adopting quickly, so government stepped in and said, you're going to adopt, and we're going to force you to adopt by basically making your television sets go blank if you don't either buy a digital TV or buy a converter box.
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#Government

We don't think that's fair if the government doesn't compensate them for the cost of keeping those sets working.
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#Government

On top of that, they're making the coupons available at the beginning of 2008, a year before the transition even occurs, and they're only making them available for three months.
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#Beginning

If you are forcing consumers to adopt new technology -- whether or not they are ready -- you ought to provide full compensation for everyone.
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#Technology

It's just not like the transition from VCRs to DVD players, where consumers could slowly adopt the technology over time as the prices came down and the values improved. That's not happening here.
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#Technology

Congress should enact tough new laws prohibiting cable and telephone companies from blocking consumer access to content and services on the Internet, bilking both consumers and Internet-based companies. If they don't, these big companies will use their market power to line their pockets by discriminating against competitors in favor of their own content and service offerings.
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#Congress

Today's action kick-starts the national effort to give consumers' wallets a break and allow them more control over their television programming choices and cable bills.
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#Action

Network operators have always functioned as neutral transmitters, meaning they don't control who you call, when you call, et cetera. So until this point, consumers were led to believe that they would not monitor communication on their networks absent a warrant.
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#Control

Consumers should praise FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and Senator John McCain for striking at the heart of the cable industry's flawed pricing scheme which forces consumers to buy packages of television channels they don't want and shouldn't have to pay for. Today's action kick starts the national effort to give consumers' wallets a break and allow them more control over their television programming choices and cable bills.
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#Heart

We look forward to working with Senator McCain, other members of Congress, and the FCC on policies and legislation that will lower cable prices and bring greater cable channel choice to consumers.
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#Congress