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AndyDufresne
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join:2010-10-30

Typical response from big cable

TW is doing same thing in Kansas. Mark my words, sale drones will forget to mention the contract and bohica etf during the deal and when clueless Joe or Jane call in to cancel because Gfiber is availabale they will be in for a shocker.

So far big cable has only been losing video subs just wait until people figure out they don't need their overpriced home phone service.


TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
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Actually the phone service is adding customers. And those video customers aren't going far away- they're moving to other carriers for price deals. When their 2year contracts are up with DirecTV and DishNetwork they'll move back to Cable and get the intro rates there as well. This is how it works, and Google is far from an angel.



ArrayList
netbus developer
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join:2005-03-19
Evanston, IL

It may be how it works, but it's a really stupid way to shop around.
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AndyDufresne
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join:2010-10-30
reply to TBBroadband

Big cable lost 588k video subs month ending June 30th. Dish and Directv lost 62k subs.
»gigaom.com/2013/08/14/us-phone-c···so-much/

Home phone service has increased but like I said once people figure out they don't need it and can be fine just with cell service those numbers will start to go down as well.

TWC doesn't own content company so they are at a disadvantage right now unlike Comcast who does. Comcast better positioned to fight off becoming dump pipe.


TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to ArrayList

Its called deals. You have to leave a company for X amount of time to get deals with most.


TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
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·MegaPath
reply to AndyDufresne

TWC's largest shareholder does. And TWC does own content they own local sports networks. Something they can keep from Google. And yet you still won't have people that drop a home phone line. Why? 911, Medial Life Alert services, etc. MLAs, don't work well with cellular and are rarely supported.


AndyDufresne
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join:2010-10-30

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Folks have been dropping home phone for last decade. Where have you been on that just look at quarterly reports from VZ and ATT. RSN are good content for those that want it but so far the video pie of customers is shrinking for Cable/Telco and Dish and accelerating. Numbers show that video and wireline phone service customers are in net decline year over year. Writing is on wall, dump pipe is future for a lot of these broadband companies. They'll go kicking and screaming but a dump they will be.



ArrayList
netbus developer
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join:2005-03-19
Evanston, IL
reply to TBBroadband

Deals? ha! that's fresh.