Cable Companies Squeezing Every Last Penny Out Of Dwindling TV Monopoly
from the that-won't-last dept
However, where some still see the high prices of companies without serious competition, others see opportunity. There certainly have been a few attempts, but we're seeing more and more stories every day of companies coming out with technologies that try to make it easier to access internet content on your TV. Eventually, someone (or multiple someones) will come up with the systems that not only match the convenience of traditional TV, but also add other features that cable just won't be able to easily copy (chatting about a TV show with other viewers remains a big opportunity, for example). So, if you're wondering why cable companies like Comcast and Cox are so into traffic shaping, it might have more to do with fears over the upcoming video competition from the internet than any real worries about their networks getting congested.