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faryl
faryl
4/27/2016 4:24:56 PM
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Xfinity
Their xfinity products are pretty good, actually. It's one of the few services that rarely seems buggy online (with respect to playback), it plays nicely with its stand-alone iOS apps, gives the option of viewing content through different provider apps (FX, for example) and has a decent library of content. The big issue with cable providers (to me) is that they're so restricted by location - your choices are pretty much determined by your zip code (or even street address).

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Ariella
Ariella
4/27/2016 8:04:58 PM
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Re: Xfinity
<The big issue with cable providers (to me) is that they're so restricted by location - your choices are pretty much determined by your zip code (or even street address). >

@faryl Tell me about it! It also applies to internet providers, and they don't even get these things straight in their targeted marketing. I stopped calling to inquire about offers I got in my mail box for deals after hearing each time that it was not for my area. 

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dlr5288
dlr5288
4/27/2016 8:57:34 PM
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Re: Xfinity
Yes, I can't stand this!

I feel like in today's world we should be able to pick cable provider that we like...not one that we are forced to use because of where we live. With all of the tech transformation there should be an easier solution to this.

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Ariella
Ariella
4/27/2016 9:00:28 PM
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Re: Xfinity
@dlr5288 that would be nice, but I think they would give up on their near monopolies all that easily.

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afwriter
afwriter
4/27/2016 10:30:38 PM
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Cord Cutter Statistics
I would be more interested to see how many subscriptions they were losing and how long these new subscriptions lasted.  I would bet that the start about the time that "The Walking Dead" premieres and end the day after the season finale. 


I know that I am personally a cord cutter who went back to cable because I was promised a sweetheart deal which never came about.  As soon as I catch up on everything that I have DVRed they can come get their box because I am done with cable for good. 

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Michelle
Michelle
4/27/2016 10:47:08 PM
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Re: Cord Cutter Statistics
@af I'm really interested in the same data and how it relates to the rest of the market. I wonder how many others like you are out there. They're ready to move on from cable -- as soon as they catch up on DVR content.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
4/28/2016 7:55:30 AM
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Re: Cord Cutter Statistics
@af&Michelle which really argues that cable itself is in a kind of dead-cat bounce: as soon as fast enough content-creator-cloud to user-cloud download is available, with some kind of secure billing, cable will plummet into being old-people tech, with a few million people keeping it in the US at most.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
4/28/2016 8:39:15 AM
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Smart
I hate Comcast. But you can't blame them for not jumping on the OTT bandwagon if they don't need to. It sounds like they have pretty viable alternatives for their customers (definitely more than DirecTv had when I was looking at leaving them. Now that I'm gone, I have to tell them I don't want to come back every 3 months or so when they call me with some new "offer." You have to try to appeal to the demographic that wants to be able to watch their TV when it's convenient. If Comcast is already doing that, why bother with a true OTT? 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
4/28/2016 11:45:33 AM
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comcast hunt
Maybe comcast need to step their game up to another level of advancement so they can see how they gan get the OTT services etc.

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
4/28/2016 1:49:18 PM
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Re: comcast hunt
@clrmoney Comcast is saying that from technology and content rights perspectives, it could offer a nationwide OTT service, but the point is it chooses not to go out of its footprint at this time. 

 

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