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Old 02-23-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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To keep this stuff expensive , they added TV to it.
Why can't internet High speed internet be just $ 20/ month, plus Cable TV it should be something like 40 bucks.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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Never gonna happen.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:54 PM
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Should be? Based on what? How'd you arrive at that number other than picking something you wouldn't mind paying?
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:53 PM
 
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Then start your own company selling it for that and get back to us.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:15 PM
 
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They bundle HS internet with cable to keep it profitable for them. If they just sold HS internet alone for $20 like you say then they would lose a lot of cable TV customers because customers could just get Netflix, Hulu Plus, one of the other paid or Free TV/Movie/etc services like Crackle because it would be cheaper. That would severely hurt the cable companies, thus hurting their bottom line as well.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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They bundle HS internet with cable to keep it profitable for them. If they just sold HS internet alone for $20 like you say then they would lose a lot of cable TV customers because customers could just get Netflix, Hulu Plus, one of the other paid or Free TV/Movie/etc services like Crackle because it would be cheaper. That would severely hurt the cable companies, thus hurting their bottom line as well.
We just dropped the ATT landline, and added TWC VOIP.
TWC cut our bill $4.00/month for bundling phone with cable, and I think greatly just to get ATT off our property. So, we cut out the $30/month for ATT and got a $4.00 reduction with a cable/internet/phone bundle.

At the office, it is a much different story. I can choose between TWC Business Class or possibly ATT dialup. No other options, and TWC is quite aware of that. I just felt I had to increase my internet speed, and it is a dramatic upcharge.
ATT Gigapower and GOOG Fiber are both coming to town. That will be great and will have TWC scrambling. I am hopeful that one of them will offer service at the office, and force TWC's hand. It will be a year or so, which fits well with the 1 year contract I just signed with TWC.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:41 AM
 
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And also this "territorial war" between those companies hurts consumers. I mean, cable companies and internet companies are buying ZIP codes preventing any other internet or cable business from coming in.
Is it still free market ?
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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And also this "territorial war" between those companies hurts consumers. I mean, cable companies and internet companies are buying ZIP codes preventing any other internet or cable business from coming in.
Is it still free market ?
Seriously?
I have ATT UVerse at the curb, TWC at the house, and GOOG Fiber coming through this year.

Who is preventing what?
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:07 AM
 
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I pay 40 dollars a month for basic cable and Comcast Performance internet (35 download, 10 upload IIRC).
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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To keep this stuff expensive , they added TV to it.
Why can't internet High speed internet be just $ 20/ month, plus Cable TV it should be something like 40 bucks.
Start your own internet service and charge $20/mo. I'm sure you'll be quite popular.
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