What You Need To Know About How Your Cable Company Screws You In 2 Infographics And 1 Funny Clip

Chances are, your Internet service provider is Comcast or Time Warner Cable. So you should be more than a little nervous that Comcast made a bid to buy Time Warner in February 2014. Bad customer service is just one symptom of a huge problem called "media consolidation."

What You Need To Know About How Your Cable Company Screws You In 2 Infographics And 1 Funny Clip

It's easy to get angry at the customer service representative, but a recent report shows that the employees hate it too. They play hardball because if they don't, they get fired.

Still, bad customer service is just the beginning of why the Comcast-TWC merger is bad for customers. It's also going to cost you tons of money.

What's the likelihood that you can choose from all the providers above? Almost zero. It was basically impossible for the researchers to compare rates for one geographic area. Why? Because of the map below.

Even people who ditch cable altogether and stick with online content providers like Netflix and Hulu are in for it. Think about it — you have to get your Internet from somewhere.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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