Are cable execs moonlighting at the telcos? The only conclusion I can reach is that cable execs are secretly moonlighting at the telcos and implementing strategies that will run the telcos' businesses into the ground.
Let's see now...you have a business that's getting pummeled by the cable companies, so, to improve it, you implement practices that will have the effect of alienating the customers you have left. Wow, that's absolutely brilliant! But I guess the thinking is that it will boost profits in the short term, and I have said repeatedly that I don't think most companies and investors are focused any further than that.
Glen Head, NY
Re: Are cable execs moonlighting at the telcos?
said by ISurfTooMuch:I guess it would only be fair since the TELCO execs seem to have been moonlighting at the cable companies during their voice rollouts. Here on Long Island, you cannot get voice service from the cable company unless you also subscribe to their high speed internet. There is no connection between the two just corporate policy.
The only conclusion I can reach is that cable execs are secretly moonlighting at the telcos and implementing strategies that will run the telcos' businesses into the ground.
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Re: Improve experence?
said by money :BINGO! ... and we have a winner.
It will...improve the USF. 'Cause ya know, those government assisted cell phone services suck up USF funding like a vacuum, and those funds have to be replinished from somewhere...
Also, they're enjoy the added revenue from forcing landlines on to customers again. They already charge a higher price for naked-DSL, but they can get EVEN MORE by forcing that land line back on to the bill as well.
These phone companies who feel they need to shore up their wireline service often forget one thing when they talk about how they're losing money on the wire service... they shifted many of their users on to a much more expensive and profitable wireless service (that they also own) that is doing rather well for them. So, as they complain and moan about the lost land line revenue they need to simply dip into their wireless and shore up the wireline.
This is case of more historic and typical phone company greed that has plagued this nation since they came into existence.
Re: Verizon/Verizon wireless are a bunch of
said by Elector:Greed: Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth, goods, or objects of abstract value with the intention to keep it for one's self
Greed pure and simple.
Since they are passing it on to stockholders the Greed definition doesn't apply.
Re: This will be a Win/Win for Verizon!
said by alchav:WTH??? Their DSL service isn't in the red. What is wrong with you? They paid off the lines and equipment eons ago. The only cost of providing service is maintenance, which is a pittance given Verizon's size.
Verizon doesn't want to spend more money on their Copper Plant, and probably their DSL Service is in the Red. So the options are try to at least break even and sell Land Line with DSL, or loose their DSL Customers and get rid of the Copper Plant. Verizon could probably make more money on selling the Copper on the open market then selling their DSL Service.
What bothers Verizon is the margins involved. They're not high enough for the CEOs.
Re: Why is. . . .
said by dvd536:And that is what big business is all about, Nothing else, period!
screwing you over always done in the name of "an improved experience"
call it what it is: a cash grab plain and simple!
I hope ALL big conglomerate companies get run into the ground!!
It appears we need to go back to regulating EVERYTHING!
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Re: Comcast is no better
said by jhacker:I'd rather have broadband and basic cable bundled than DSL and landline since I have more alternatives for VOIP and cell than I do for TV service OTA. With basic cable, a cable card, and TiVo HD I could record all the broadcast networks in HD, something I can't do OTA.
In our market, Comcast charges $60 a month for standalone internet. They always talk people into getting basic TV service for $15 and internet for $45. I don't see how Verizon is any worse in that respect.
I booted Verizon two years ago since it seemed they really didn't want to compete with TWC in my area and they've done nothing but confirm my assessment sine then.