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sbrook
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They are FOLLOWING Rogers in the "New Competitive" Market

Rogers recently increased prices for several tiers and imposed caps. Bell has done the same ... so in a true competitive manner, Cogeco has simply followed suit!

Not about making money? It's not really about lack of competition, because the big guys ignore competition. It's all about charging what they think the market will bear.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

If there was real competition I don't think they would have caps. Look at cablevision they had caps FiOS came along with no caps and what did CV do? The killed the cap AND got a 101m package also with no cap.



sbrook
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If you look at the US market and the Canadian market, there's little difference. In any given geography, there's the telco offering DSL and the cable company offering DOCSIS.

FIOS is only available in select markets, and the goal of the telco is penetration, so they offer sweet deals until they've got the needed penetration, then they'll start laying on the caps and price rises, and you'll be back in the same quagmire again.


me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

Which, IMHO, is why we need new independent (small)ISPs to help with competition.



sbrook
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The problem is that the difference in size means that the small independent can be smooshed quite easily since they typically have to rely on the telco or cable operator for last mile service, which the telco or cable operator abuse. It makes competition very hard.



N3OGH
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reply to sbrook

Did somebody say Quagmire?

GIGGITYGIGITTY GIG-A-DY!