Yes, cable companies need to be more tightly regulated as they are completely misleading to consumers about things ranging all the way from internet speeds to hidden fees. It is important that false advertising is not allowed to persist. These companies have near monopolies in many markets, so it is important for the government to step in and protect people from this malice.
Cable companies should most definitely be more tightly regulated. Yes, advertising Internet speeds that are faster than what customers are given is morally unethical, but it's not exactly harming anyone. However, by not giving customers what they are paying for, and therefore deserve, Time Warner is leading us further down an already slippery slope of false advertising, aka lying!
Time Warner was hauled in by the Attorney General of New York State on charges that they misled their customers about the internet speeds that the company was capable of delivering. I think that cable companies should be more strictly regulated: with greater oversight, fraud like this will not happen.
Cable companies should not be more tightly regulated. The government already over-regulates business and people to an amazing extent, yet we still have problems. If anything, unleash the power of the free market and make less, not more, regulation. The government is incapable of doing this right. Its track record stinks at regulation.