| My area has the opposite problem. Charter's minimum tier is 30Mbps. From a support perspective, it wouldn't cost them a dime to provide a whole bunch of tiers and extremely attractive price points on the lowest tiers (i.e. 1, 5, 10, 30, 100, 300). However, from a revenue perspective they make more if the minimum is 30 which keeps the base price higher.|
It's similar to hard drive prices. By capacity, the cost drops by half between the current and last gen maximums. Below that, the curve flattens and the lowest is not significantly less than the last gen maximum. This is likely because regardless of capacity, there is a minimum manufacturing cost. Cable probably also has a minimum cost per drop but bundling skews it.
Re: Good Stuff..
said by DrData:Again, you will have to pay $5 for the upgrade in speed.
I rebooted, no increase.
A reboot will not make your speed faster.
No speed bump Bummer
said by karlbode :I called BHN and unless you pay $5 more a month for 60/5 Lightning you are stuck with slower speed. Guess that invalidates Donald Forbes statement.
Bright House Networks spokesman Donald Forbes says the tiers will cost "about $5 more" than their previous incarnations -- unless you already have Turbo or Lightning service.
Re: Charter did this in St Louis
said by grayem:Exactly, Agreed!
..... Speed bumps are really something they use for marketing, but something customers don't always need or want to pay for.
·Bright House Net..
Re: Meanwhile on my VZ FiOS
said by chomper87:I miss FiOS. Everyone around here can subscribe to FiOS except in the apartment complex I reside in. BHN only and not like we even get a discount, at full residential pricing.
And it comes out a less expensive for me to be on FiOS.
All in all my BH internet service is as solid as FiOS just the upstream sucks. I miss a solid upstream speed for uploading photos or music streaming and such.
| |BHNtechXpertBHN StaffPremium,VIP
Saint Petersburg, FL
said by MissCandy:You have posted in our direct forums. Once I get your reply I can start looking into it.
So this problem is STILL going on. They're not doing ANYTHING to resolve the issue. I'm still paying for 60 mbps, and getting 25 when I run the speed test. Bright House is pathetic.
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