reply to pnh102
said by pnh102:Well for one the network upgrades provide more bandwidth which allows for faster speeds & more capacity which allows for more HDTV channels which allows for Comcast to offer better deals which means more customers. X+Y=Z Simple math baby. If the telcos weren't still nursing ancient (40 year+ in my neighborhood) copper they wouldn't be losing so many subscribers. Also Comcast has some of the larger bandwidth caps in America due to, again, network updates & maintenance.
How can it be concluded that it was network upgrades that helped Comcast to retain TV customers?
I can see how that might work for Internet customers, but the decision to cancel TV is usually a financial one on the part of the subscriber. All the upgrading on Comcast's end won't result in the TV portion of the service coming down in price.
And why wouldn't it mean prices coming down as Comcast in my area offers tons of deals on HSI, VoIP, and Cable! Hell I was on a deal and once it ended they sent me a paper saying they had upgraded me to another deal where I only had to pay $10 more per month! And in over a year that was my only rate increase!
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