This particular 5-4 triple play hasn't happened since 1912.
I am an annoyed Time Warner Cable customer whose current Triple Play service, that had an $89.99 advertised priced, is now costing me $211.27. That is a 135% increase over the advertised price in just a few years, and it continues to climb. And somehow making this company larger through a merger with Charter helps because...?
Oh, how close we are in the cost of the offerings... but, oh, how far we are in what we get for the money we pay, and pay
I started to reflect on how I ended up in the mess -- this personal journey about my love and obsession with, well, telecommunications (though you may call it broadband, Internet, cable, wireless, etc).
The idea that only one class of wires -- regular, POTS, local phone voice calling access lines -- are now the foundation and criteria for 'shutting off the copper' or to be used as the principle policy driver, is ludicrous.
Honestly, neither did we.
While it is great that Net Neutrality principles, which means that they can't screw with your Internet service, may be put into effect, it belies the more pervasive problems -- you may not be able to afford (or want to pay for) that service or get that service or have a choice about who offers you that service.
Net Neutrality itself doesn't solve America's communications problems and we hope that the FCC decides to actually investigate our claims that a) Verizon failed to disclose that the networks are already Title II.
Time Warner Cable's High-Speed Internet 97 Percent Profit Margin is a Big, Bright Red Flag; Critics Rebuked.
Separate products and services have their own profitability and moreover, because of massive cross-subsidies (which we documented
In our Petition for Investigation of Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Comcast, we point out that TWC's High-Speed Internet service has a 97 percent profit margin and a number of people asked how that statistic was derived. Simple. Time Warner Cable provides the information, (with some caveats).