Cable Still Trying To Sneak In Competitive Pricing
from the only-in-certain-circumstances dept
This shouldn’t be a huge surprise, of course, but just a month after people started to settle into the notion that cable broadband providers were differentiating from DSL providers by offering higher speeds at higher prices, Comcast is trying to entice customers with lower prices – but only if you’re an existing DSL customer. They’re offering introductory pricing of $20/month for one year to anyone who is an existing DSL customer in certain regions. Now, will DSL providers offer higher speeds to customers who can prove they’re existing cable broadband customers? Meanwhile, in somewhat related news, small ISPs report that the death of dialup has been greatly exaggerated, partly due to the various new dialup “acceleration” services that cache and compress certain content.
Comments on “Cable Still Trying To Sneak In Competitive Pricing”
using cable TV income to subsidize Net access
If Comcast uses revenue from its cable TV operation to subsidize cable Internet access and thereby drives DSL companies out of business, is there any chance of antitrust action being brought against them?
Re: using cable TV income to subsidize Net access
Except that it’s the DSL providers who are subsidizing their offerings with their telephone revenue. It’s all a bunch of big companies fighting it out using cash cow from old technology to gain marketshare for the future.