It's Cable Price-Hike Season
Comcast markets to see January TV hike
As our forum users will tell you, it's that time of year again: Cable rate-hike season. Comcast users lament a new round of rate-increases headed their way
in January. Locals in three Illinois cities that voted down a municipal broadband and television network are gearing up for the third price-hike in their area since 2003
. Time Warner Cable rates are up in Ohio
; Cox just raised their cable rates in September
88 comments .. click to read
Orchard Park, NY
|reply to RadioDoc |
Re: The cost of a huge network
Radio Doc sprung in a westerly Direction to his computer to post
"The real issue is that they have convinced a portion of their customer base that they need this crap, and then expect everyone, including those who don't give a rats ass about video on demand, 100 HBOs, 1000 ESPNs, sports from Mars, the Buttlicker Channel and other froufrou to pay for the minority who are clamoring for this nonsense."
I dont agree...there are packages without the "Frou Frou" for those to choose from. Whats the cost of a basic package and internet? You would prefer then to live in a Mom and Pops Served community with a few basic channels and Dial Up?
Looking at Comcast's Figures
"Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) of Philadelphia is the nation's largest cable company, with 21.4 million cable customers, 7.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 1.2 million telephone customers."
That appears to be an awful lot of Frou Frou lovers. The problem with this country today is that most people prefer to whine rather than see the benefits in terms of employment possibilities in these large corporations. If you in fact had mirrored some of their business practises you may well be eating steak instead of a squirrel you apparantly shoot for dinner.
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." - Ralph Waldo Emerson