|reply to Crookshanks |
Re: Time-Warner for the Win!
We have the top tier, 50/5, TW DOCSIS 3.0 on offer in our area and pay "Only" $100.00 a month for it. We don't bundle since we stream off the internet for programing or take locals off air. You do know that off air is far better than even HD from the cable provider don't you. If Verizon were to roll fibre in my area you can bet we would drop TW in a heart beat. If Google ever rolled where we live we would use them. It is simple math, GigE to the home for $70.00 a month is a steal. Funny thing about people that start with a lower tier of service, they learn that faster is really better. Streaming video content is that app that teaches them this fact. TW, like the local phone companies for decades, enjoys a defacto monopoly. This will end for them just like it has for the phone companies. The cable providers suffer from the same ailment that the phone companies did and still do, that of arrogance. No one is going to take our lunch and eat it too! Guess what, they did it to the Bells and so Google is going to do it to them. The funny part is this, the cable providers are close to fibre to the home. They have it to the hut. it is just that last few hundred yards that they left out. That bottle neck is gonna hurt now. FIOS and Google are coming and in 10 years coax will be the next twisted pair.
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