Here's what I don't get. As discussion yesterday prompted me to go through Comcast's financials a bit more carefully to find out whether their web portal either turns a profit or is a drag on the bottom line (short answer: it's not entirely clear, but it probably turns a small profit). Link
I know Charter's in trouble
and everything, but honestly, I can't see how pissing off all of their customers like this will make a big difference to the company's bottom line.
If you're an MSO, the overwhelming majority of your income comes from the monthly charges for TV, Internet, and (now) VoIP. Ad revenue is like a little icing on the cake.
I guess it's a sign of just how desperate they are that they'll leap at any opportunity to add a little to the bottom line, no matter how half-baked the idea is.--
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