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  • Sep 12th, 2019 @ 10:16am

    Re: Marketing

    I think it would really be:


  • Jul 23rd, 2018 @ 7:09am

    data caps will be how they attack cord cutting

    I have one of those Amazon TVs with the Fire TV built in – checked the data usage and just one TV – excluding my computer and other streaming devices – used 600GBs of data last month.

    If my internet provider did do data caps the kind of cord cutting I do would be impossible.
  • Jun 13th, 2017 @ 10:43am

    Re: Re: Good luck with young people

    Should have said it was an obvious decision - about the level today of whether I want internet.

    Of course I thought about it - do I want to watch three networks and DVDs with ads I can't skip (and no Netflix/Redbox)?" and the answer was no.
  • Jun 13th, 2017 @ 7:10am

    Good luck with young people

    Their problem is exacerbated by the fact they have little chance of getting young people. For example, when I got my first apartment in 2001 signing up for cable was automatic – I gave it no thought whatsoever. Internet video didn’t really exist (not even YouTube!) and even though I didn’t watch a ton of TV I wanted more than three broadcast networks. Now in 2017 I can’t imagine any young person getting their first place, especially one used to Netflix/Amazon Prim / Hulu, feeling the need to sign up for cable channels that cost over a hundred dollars a month.

    Seriously, if there are thousands of hours of TV out there, and no way you can watch all of it, the Netflix/Hulu/Amazon half cost $30 a month and the cable TV half costs over $100 a month – why would you even consider Cable TV? You can’t watch it all anyway.
  • Jun 2nd, 2017 @ 7:51am

    this is literally me

    Have had cable since my first apartment in 2001. Sold my old house in late 2016 – only got internet in the temporary apartment. Moved in the new house a few weeks ago – no desire for anything but internet.

    Once you go streaming only there is zero desire to go back – why would I ever want to watch anything that’s not on-demand, commercial free? Plus, since I am saving so much money I can buy shows on Amazon and iTunes and watch them indefinitely – cable goes away when I quit paying for it. And I can’t imagine any young person getting their first place ever signing up for cable in 2017.

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