said by Bob61571:
"most cable operators are now focused on broadband as their primary service" because consumer studies showed that consumers valued their internet service much higher than they did the TV product.
People are trending to cord-cutting, unbundling, and going to OTA(among many choices).
No, they aren't. Unless there is a competitive OTT/IPTV pay-tv product that delivers the same content as cable/satellite, the bulk of American households will continue to subscribe. And that product isn't going to happen in a network-neutral environment.
Cable is the one player that gets it, and has the opportunity to win. They continue to invest in plant and content, while telco does not, and they're trying to broaden their appeal with additional offerings, while improving their image.
Cable has the customer service, installation and repair fleet that virtual operators lack. No amount of wireless-self-install options will ever overcome the need for low-voltage wiring techs who can cimb a telephone pole. Offshored call centers will not replace a hands-on demonstration (for the 10th time) of how to switch your set to Channel 3 or HDMI #2.