Comcast is the same
They force you to buy basic cable.... or just charge you the $15 basic cable would have been.
Actually, looking at their website, there are some super-cheap plans that are local-only or don't include minutes at all that are around $15 or less. So basically they are just doing what Comcast already did.
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I did a cost analysis of Comcast a few years ago for a job...
The cost for basic cable vs the fee they charge if you dont have TV service is the same (I think NOT having TV is a buck more).
They do this not only as a money grab but it saves them $ because a tech doesn't have to come out to your house to put a filter on your line to block out the TV if you ONLY subscribe to internet service.
Its the same way with Phone Service. I have everything they offer and its cheaper for me to KEEP the phone then not to have it. (essentially the phone works out to be free..)
Yup. Bundling is getting big.