Re: Becoming/has been unaffordable
said by jt75 :I doubt they were referring to legal sources. Its much easier and quicker to just use download sites with free rapidshare, megaupload, ect...links.
free for now. then just like hulu they will start to charge u for it. if cable starts loosing sub to the net then espn will start loosing money because cable companys would pay then less. then espn will start charging for like like hulu is going to at the end of this year.
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| |said by kickass69:Tone down? I disagree. The reason they raise prices is because they know people will pay it. TV is a drug, and the cable companies have everyone addicted.
Typical bs that makes people tone down any packages they have or go OTA if they can.
What makes them think people can continue to afford stuff like cable TV and VOIP in this recession? No different than politicians and Bernie Madoffs of the world.
I'd love to see a "Cancel your TV service" national day where everyone calls in and cancels their TV service. Cable companies across the country would shit bricks.
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Cablevision tries to ease the pain by telling reporters (Multichannel News, Dow Jones) that they haven't raised broadband or VoIP prices for seven consecutive yearsSo what if they haven't raised broadband or VoIP prices, if you only have the TV service with them? They've been raising the TV prices all along.
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said by DownTheShore:And its well known that video subsidizes the other products.
Cablevision tries to ease the pain by telling reporters (Multichannel News, Dow Jones) that they haven't raised broadband or VoIP prices for seven consecutive years
So what if they haven't raised broadband or VoIP prices, if you only have the TV service with them? They've been raising the TV prices all along.
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Re: well... a other thing that direct tv has is any box is just $5/m box one free so you can have 4 HD dvr and pay $15/m on top you base rate vs $60-$80 on cable.
said by hottboiinnc:last direct tv rate hike was $1-$3 and it is a 1 year lock in.
yah you keep thinking that with DirecTV you're rates are next. contract or not. those don't mean shit anymore.
the broadband war that wasn't The cable-tv service IMO HAS NO VALUE, no time in my life for commercials!! Broadband did not see real competition, just choice.. Verizon raised both speeds and pricing across the board, so that gave cablevision breathing room, and how did cablevision respond? Build a higher walled garden around it's exclusive sports programming. IMO, the $29.95 promo rate for 15/2 should be a standard 'lite tier' by now and the $49.95 should be a matching 25/15 to Verizon's $65 priced tier. Obviously the $15 premium is because FTTP can deliver the goods 24/7/365, while docsis the way it's deployed does not. While not raising prices, they certainly SHOULD HAVE RAISED SPEEDS BY NOW!!
My speeds range from 5/1500 to 20/2 (highest speeds can be seen at 6am when the node is quite empty). So, if this is an experiment in boosting node capacity for new speed tiers, you'll need to offer it more than at near zero percent node usage times.
The complex issue is that cable and telco offer services with variation in the technology and feature sets which either make the service more or less of a value to the consumer. Consumers want the thruput of FTTP Broadband from Verizon, but get socked with higher cost. Consumers find value in VOIP vs POTS, but even there... unlimited prepaid cellular service is offering an alternative should consumers choose not to bundle.
Cable-Tv from my perspective offers NO VALUE, therefore I do not want it.. raising standard prices makes me laugh though. There are alternatives: satellite tv, the internet and OTA broadcasts. Digital OTA offers more channels that it used to (not that all stations use the channels effectively).
Outside NY Metro, companies such as AT&T and COMCAST are chomping at the bit to introduce data caps and find ways to gouge consumers, so in comparison we're doing quite well here (the oversupply of fiber laid in the northeast does help too). If they have problems buying wholesale broadband transport around the country, they must build/expand their own infrastructure (think LONG TERM HERE, broadband isn't going away, it's not a FAD or something that can be metered, sliced and diced and sold by the bit like printer ink cartridge prices). What is a bit disappointing is that not enough profits are going into investment of non-last mile infrastructure. Until there is a network as saturated as the northeast, there will be much less of a reason to deploy last mile infrastrucure if the QOS suffers. If there isn't capacity to have 60 million+ 50/50 megabit connections throughout comcast & at&t's footprint, it's time to get cracking to make it a happen!