25 April 15 – The FCC has killed the Comcast/Time Warner merger

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    Nick Francesco
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    Racerbob
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    Charter is already in talks with Time Warner.

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    ScreenScream
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    Just about the Cut the Cable…

    Called them this week and threatened “either reduce our bill substantially; give us the offers we’ve watched you give new customers for the past five years (we’ve been paying $180 for countless years now for 2000 channels we never watch)…OR…we are leaving after 30 years.

    They refused to give us a decent reduction.

    So we’re leaving in two weeks. Finally done with TW.

    Good riddance.

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    Racerbob
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    Yes, it is a tough decision to cut the cable TV line. They pretty much have us hostage because in this area, TW offers the best broadband speeds (Greenlight would be great if they could cover the area properly) that most of us can get. I have a pretty good deal with TW right now until next March, so I will stay parked right where I am with them. $112 a month for 30/5 speed, a DVR box with all the channels except movies and sports tiers, and a small DTA box in our bedroom for the half hour that set may be used each day. So no complaints. I will not reduce the level of TV service I have because we must have certain channels and lower tiers do not offer them.

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    RChandra
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    I had a similar experience. Verizon finally had a promotional rate of (basically) $55/mo. for 24 mo., which is better than the $58/mo. that TWC was charging. The difference is, TWC won’t come close to touching the 25Mbps upstream of FiOS (it’s technically possible, just that it becomes technically difficult or kind of expensive to provide that much to large numbers of subscribers). So I had FiOS installed, and called them up to disconnect Internet, after about 15 years of {TCI of NY, Adelphia, TWC}. As you can imagine, the rep countered with 30/5 or something similar for a little more than I had been paying per month, but having committed for 24 months to Verizon already, it was a fait accompli. Besides, as I say, the 25 upstream is what I wanted for backups, and they’re not prepared to offer that.

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