Cable has triple play in most markets.
Telco has it in few, and tacks on ~$11-13 in taxes because of POTS.
Eg. Los Angeles
TWC: All the Best 1 year promo: $89.95 = ~99 after fees
VoIP, Digital TV, 6Mbps
AT&T ADSL: 3Mbps + POTS unlimited = $84/month after fees, no TV
Uverse attempts to offer a $90/month triple play,
VoIP, U100, 3Mbps
However, there's no VoIP available in Los Angeles on AT&T.
Even if AT&T honored POTS unlimited for $30, that would still add on at least $13/month onto the bill, assuming no other fees.
San Jose, CA
·Pacific Bell - SBC
reply to jchambers28
said by jchambers28:DSL could have been a contender, if the telcos had been more aggressive in at least deploying FTTN, if not FTTP. FTTN can overcome the distance restriction of DSL, but is expensive to deploy. Unlike the telcos, which did not start with an extensive FTTN plant, the cable operators had FTTN already in place.
Does not surprise me at all. The way that dsl has its distance limitations and lack of avalabilaty cable will out every time when there is no dsl.
The sad part of it is that some cable operators are afraid to take on the "low end" customer market. Comcast only offers one sub $40 tier, and it is slower than most DSL loops.
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