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Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
reply to elray

Re: Not necessarily the result of Google

said by elray:

We've seen the same actions in California, for two years, where TWC would automatically re-promo/re-rate us (downward) without asking -what I would call "Most favored nation treatment".

No Google required, and their rates have always been half that of Fios or less, regardless of whether one can get fiber.

I wouldn't worry about the incumbents.

Question is, when will Google charge less than $125 for their TV service? Will they survive, will they stick around for the long haul without special treatment? Will they offer a more reasonable price point for broadband, like Surewest and Sonic? Will they actually learn to do customer service?

Who is worried about the incumbents?

I personally have never given a damn about Google's TV offering and i actually think it's a mistake the way they went about it.

A more reasonable price for broadband? are you on crack? It's either free or 1000 megs for 70 bucks. and who gives a crap about your other concerns? not anyone i know off.

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
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·EarthLink

said by Kamus:

Who is worried about the incumbents?

I personally have never given a damn about Google's TV offering and i actually think it's a mistake the way they went about it.

A more reasonable price for broadband? are you on crack? It's either free or 1000 megs for 70 bucks. and who gives a crap about your other concerns? not anyone i know off.

Google's service is not free.

The public does not buy in at $70/month, ergo, $70 is not reasonable. Verizon has proven it over the last 6+ years.

I suspect that Google is just plucking the low-hanging fruit, and will soon respond with a mid-price tier similar to that offered by Surewest and Sonic, but until they do, they will not beat CableCo.

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX

said by elray:

Google's service is not free.

It is after you pay off the installation. So yes, it becomes free soon enough.


elios

join:2005-11-15
Springfield, MO

or damn close it breaks down to 2 or 3 bucks a month
which might as well be free

and there is no install fee for if you get the 1Gbps plan