Verizon: Still No Cap Announcement 'Just As Yet'
As FiOS TV Exec Acknowledges Cord Cutting a Real Phenomenon
In an interview with the Tampa Tribune
(via Stop The Cap
) Verizon's head of FiOS TV Maitreyi Krishnaswamy touches on several interesting topics including Google Fiber, which she's curious to see emerge as a potential "real operator." Krishnaswamy bucks the TV industry executive trend of insisting that cord cutting isn't a real thing, acknowledging it's a "growing trend" that the company tries to adaptively combat. As for bringing caps and overages to FiOS Verizon continues to choose their words carefully, Krishnaswamy saying the carrier has nothing to announce on that front "just as yet." Given Verizon's recent tendency to dramatically increase prices for FiOS users
, their new BFF status with the capping cable industry
and the growing industry trend toward such a model (justifiable or not) -- it does seem like a matter of when, not if.
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kingdome74Let's Go OrangePremiumReviews:
I'll admit I'm not a happy camper. As much as I love my 35/35 Triple the price of it has me looking very seriously elsewhere. They popped my monthly bill from $141 to $180 in less than a year which is on the very high edge of what I can afford. Plus we subscribers get almost no pricing breaks - if I switch to a 2-year contract my price goes up 15/month. If I drop down a level I pay 15/month more. If I drop the phone the price doesn't change even though I'm paying $30/month for it.
Now let's add in a usage/overage cap. That means I'm gone no questions asked. It's this very idea of selling me a speed that I should be able to access night or day and then telling me I have to pay even more and more... this is the price I have to pay to use my fuc*ing service? Not happening. No way. At this point FiOS is overpriced and with a cap there would never be a reason to even consider them.
$4 gas, 16 Trillion debt, 8.3 unemployed, and record food stamps... this is better than 4 years ago?