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.

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