With the current ISP charging $125 a month for poor service and a BIG competitor coming with better service and lower prices......the strike may be for many reasons......but it boils down to cash.......current company knows their monopoly of 50 years (land line phones and later ISP) is quickly coming to an end and they need cost cutting to stay alive. While at my son's house Sunday watching the Cup race the new company stopped by. My son switched over starting next Monday. Sales guy said he had signed up a good 75% of his neighborhood to new service.......that's gotta hurt while you are on strike. That is going to hit the old ISP big time....doubt they will budge much.....why should they??? They will need a lot less employees come summer when service goes county wide.