Another unclear on the concept....
The request is to make sure the cable bill gets paid, not as a tool to control your "internet access".
You would be amazed at the number of flakes who don't pay their cable bill, and we all have to deal with the fallout.
Of course, it begs the question: how do illegals who "borrow" other people's SS number get away with it?
I don't know if I would object to the company controling or monitoring of internet access for people w/o a SSN number...i.e. NON-citizens.