value this provides no value to the consumer...
it also justifies the higher prices charged by area competitors such as Verizon AND Time Warner for similar services..
How about boosting the tiers a little with the $5 price hike?
This is probably for subscribers who pay month to month and don't have a price-lock deal.. nevertheless, these are the most vulnerable consumers to lose to the competition in the first place.. not a smart move. So, will $54.95 and $69.90 be of a better value compared to Verizon? no so much.. when you're month to month not in a price lock, you could switch any day you like. The boost plus tier looks less attractive when the cost savings goes down - to $10..
It's tough to justify price increases when incomes aren't rising enough to keep up with it.. as it stands, the number of [VIDEO] cord cutters is rising due to increased cost.
This is an oligopoly, like I learned about in high school. Verizon is the "price leader"; as the majority of customers don't see any alternatives, Cablevision can follow them.
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said by tmc8080:No value? While the rest of the country pays for modem rental fees, usage caps and speeds that are less, we are now going to pay $49.95 instead of $44.95 for 20/2 service if you are in a family cable TV package. Even with broadband only its $54.95. Get boost plus and you are paying $69 for 50/8 (that is overprovisioned so you get 60 down).
this provides no value to the consumer...
My parents live in Tampa and Brighthouse gives them 10/1 for $51.00 per month.. If they want 20/2, its $70. And that price is for 12 months... We've gone 10 years without a price increase in OOL, and they've moved the entire system over to bonded DOCSIS 3. How do you fail to see value? Just because you're paying $5 more than your already low price?