Re: Rate Hike Check the memo. DS3.0 was a minor update with mucho bandwidth and transit costs have plummeted in the last 3 years. Infrastructure capex/opex are way down. Go take a look at Capex expenditures during the "big" DS3.0 rollout. In most cases it is less than DS2 run rates.
The only exception was: Cablevision, because their plant had been abused until Fios put on major heat and they were forced to invest to remain competitive or die.
Time Warner said they were done last year also, and I get no more than 2 new mailings each week on some new deal or promo.
That stupid 3 play bundle w/ 3/1 internet was about as foolish as you can get.
Now TWC offers 15/5 for $40 a month, going to $50 after 1 year.
Admittedly Verizon 15/5 is $60 in my hood too, so maybe this is just a little mirror the competition on rack rates.
Verizon got smart because to get the best deals you need to sign a 2 year contract. Not sure if CV does that...
| Dunno about that..after 2 years with optimum I went to fios last week. Got the $79 promo, upgraded to a higher package for $99, taxes, a few international channels and a dvr I'm paying $138...almost all channels with HBO and showtime. And of course, perfect, spotless, impeccable quality, and set too box UI. Optimum was freezing up regularly and had many garbled channels.|
My bill with optimum was $99...for less channels, no HBO, or internationals...When I called optimum to cancel, the best they could offer my was $130 for a double play. Way to go retention department.
So happy with fios.
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Re: "Price battles with Verizon FiOS" The stick it to then ad ditch then and you will see then mailing you weekly to comeback with a better promo.