Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastern Ontario (Ottawa/Kingston)
Cogeco Analog Channel offerings.
I hope cross posting is O.K. - I posted this in a Cogeco $2 increase topic too.
We received the letter from Cogeco in Kingston about (yet another) $2.00 per month increase coming July 2009. Looks exactly like what's shown in the subject post for this topic. Seems we've gotten a few of these increase letters over the past few years. Cogeco always seems to say it's for "network improvements". I went to their building on Colborne St (near Division St) in Kingston and asked to speak with someone from Customer Service. A gentleman came down, spoke with me, said he worked in Technical. I know the (Rogers Cable) channel line up from Ottawa (Rogers Cable in Ottawa, not Cogeco - different cable company) since I spend alot of time up in Ottawa too at a friend's place. Straight Analog Cable channel lineup I'm referring too here... not digital. I brought with me the TV Guide insert from the Ottawa newspaper (Sunday's Ottawa Citizen) to show to Cogeco Cable in Kingston. The point I wanted to make to Cogeco Cable in Kingston is this: "We keep getting the price increases for "network improvements", fine, but ... well ... how about getting some better content on Cogeco Kingston's [analogue] network? Rogers Cable in Ottawa offers TCM - Turner Classic Movies ch 57 analog, AMC - American Movie Channel? ch 59 analog, and also OMNI 1 and 2 (multicultural programming) ch 14 & 16 analog I believe. I've been lurking for some time all over this group in many different categories and I just joined ... so now I'm starting to post. I see many posts that the Cogeco channel and content offerings are lacking in comparison to some other nearby cable providors. I see many posts going back years requesting channels like TCM - Turner Classic Movies from Cogeco but no results. Is Cogeco listening? I would have to agree - knowing what's offered in Kingston - Cogeco's (simple analog) content is lacking. You've gotta get the digital box, and pay more for packages or specialty channels - it seems - to have more/better content. That's unfortunate. Seem like not such a good deal. And yet the price increases continue. I've read other posts say "Cogeco Sucks". Lets see if Cogeco responds to my personal request back in Kingston. I left them my email address. I'll post back the results of any response I get back from Cogeco Kingston. Regards all.
Last edited by mrvanwinkles; 2009-07-16 at 05:37 PM.