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CableOne Losing Voice & TV Subscribers
by Karl Bode 08:04AM Thursday Nov 07 2013
Washington Post owned Cable One this week stated that the company lost 14,643 video and 2,737 telephone customers during the third quarter, adding a modest 5,004 high-speed Internet users (the company killed overage fees last June). Things aren't expected to get much better for the cable operator next quarter. A retransmission fee dispute with Turner Broadcasting resulted in CableONE subscribers losing access to numerous Turner networks (including CNN, TNT and TBS) for roughly 25 days -- beginning on the first day of the fourth quarter. Time Warner Cable last week revealed they suffered significant subscriber losses courtesy of their retransmission fee feud with CBS.

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battleop

join:2005-09-28
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Damned if you do, Damned if you don't.

If you give in and pay the ransom that's demanded by the networks and as a result raise prices you are clobbered. If you give the networks the finger and they take their ball and go home you get clobbered.

Either way the Cable/Sat operators and subscribers loose. A-la-Cart would fix this because people like me would refuse to subscribe to their craptastic networks.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.

buzz_4_20

join:2003-09-20
Limestone, ME

You've gotta be doing something wrong

If you're losing HSI customers.

Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39

Re: You've gotta be doing something wrong

I think they even backed off long-standing capping policies recently, so yes.

RWSI

join:2012-11-27
Albuquerque, NM

Now I know

That's why our sub growth in Rio Rancho went way up! Is the failure of the little company on the horizon?
axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC

Are they losing money, though?

It always surprises me when these companies lose money, even if they lose subscribers.
mrwiggles

join:2013-06-10
Sherman, TX

nothing to see here, move along

These numbers are so tiny compared to other articles on here that I doubt that this means anything at all. It's likely just a foot note.

It will, however, be interesting to see what changes happens to Cable One once C-Spire rolls out their gigabit ftth service next year in Mississippi cities where Cable One has service.