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batye
batye
2/23/2016 8:02:07 PM
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Re: Yay! Competition...
@afwriter what about smart Nest universe??? as it almost a smart home on the cheap :) as long as Nest servers works :)  

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batye
batye
2/23/2016 7:59:55 PM
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Re: Price
@dlr5288  I do hope as result we gonna see as consumers better prices at the end...

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dlr5288
dlr5288
2/22/2016 2:09:45 PM
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Price
I know that in my household we use Comcast and it can be somewhat pricey. I think it's awesome that the Prism TV is only about eighty dollars a month. Even though this service is only in a handful of cities around the country I think it's a great start for them.

I don't know how it will compeat with big competitors like Comcast, but things take time and who knows maybe Prism TV will be the next big thing! It seems like it's doable and the fact that it's keeping up with new technologies is an added plus.

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
2/10/2016 11:19:26 AM
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Re: We'll See What Happens
I think they're using gigabit to lure customers into TV bundles. The key question, of course, is how long do you get a good deal before the price goes up? I think Verizon went that route ealry on when they were deploying video; people churned back and forth between Verizon and Cablevision, for example. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
2/8/2016 11:12:42 PM
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Re: We'll See What Happens
I think it's a good bet that gigabit services will be introduced in tiers that try to bundle video and voice. VOIP makes traditional landlines pretty useless. I vaguely recall an effort that would get rid of the "dial tone" entirely and replace it with a Siri-like interface for all voice communications. Maybe cloud-based services will be the next bundle in broadband, but it will take a while before customers see the value in cloud services.

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afwriter
afwriter
2/8/2016 5:44:31 PM
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Re: We'll See What Happens
My experience could be 1 in a million, but the only reason I haven't switched is because my only other option for reliable internet is from that other "C" company.  I'm not here to talk trash about Century Link and given the IoT going on in my own abode I am fairly interested in the Gigabit service. 

I wonder how they plan to package the services and if their will be different price teirs.  Will they try to bundle TV/Internet/Phone together like competitors or will they do something else to try to set these new services apart?

 

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vnewman
vnewman
2/8/2016 2:53:49 PM
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Re: Yay! Competition...
I doubt many are...there's a laundry list of items that need to be in place with regard to infrastructure/network setup/pc and app capability that need to be put into place first.  It's nice to know it's possible and even if you don't get anywhere near it, at least there's nowhere to go but up.

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afwriter
afwriter
2/6/2016 11:27:51 PM
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Re: Yay! Competition...
My household is definitely far from the "average", but we have 2 computers, 1 tablet, 2 phones, 2 Bluray players, 2 Rokus, and an Amazon Echo all connected to the internet now with plans to automate the entire house over the next year; all of this together definitely slows down the network. 

 

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DHagar
DHagar
2/5/2016 5:12:25 PM
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Re: Yay! Competition...
mpouraryan, I applaud the competition as well.  I think that has been one of the keys to our "slow" adoption and full connectivity. 

You are right in that this is a business model that should work with the consumer and is designed to truly be competitive.

Finally!  (Note:  They should give Comcast real competition)

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clrmoney
clrmoney
2/5/2016 3:48:47 PM
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century link services
I think there will be increased services being virtual which would probably be a good idea with the prism tvs etc.

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