Comcast punishing cord cutters

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  1. me just sayin

    me just sayin Diamond Member

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    comcast is increasing internet speed in some cities only for those who also subscribe to their video service for free. fortunately the speed cord cutters already have is fast enough to prevent buffering. I sure hope this is not the future for the cable industry.

    Comcast aims to combat cord cutting by limiting major internet speed increases to cable subscribers
     
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    What an ass of a company. Guess this is what happens when net neutrality goes out the window.
     
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    The almighty dollar rears it ugly head.
     
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    Eventually a wireless technology will surface that will be competitive with wired systems (perhaps the new satellite version being tested now). When that happens Comcast and their ilk will complain bitterly that it is unfair when they are cutting their throats slowly now. Heck I have/had Spectrum and just actually read what I was paying for and found $1 for a secure connection! Really. $.05 & $.10 me to death and I will eventually decide you are not worth it anymore. (PS I did).
     
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    I learned a long time ago. My cable bill went up what seemed like every other month, with less channels. I cut the cord in the 80's and never looked back. I could rent 30 movies a month for less than cable.

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    cable companies is all about money, not about giving the customers what they want and need.
     
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    If you cut the cord and stream tv online, tripling your data usage, why wouldn't you pay $30 more for internet to equalize with my bundled package?

    No, this is not about net neutrality but about competition. The discounted "bundle" has been around a lot longer than anyone has been worrying about net neutrality.
     
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    what competition???? a company should not give free upgrades for some but not all. you forget, most cord cutters tend to up their internet packages to prevent buffering and allow more streams at the same time. what comtrash is doing is giving the free upgrade to those who really don't need it.
     
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    It's not about discounted bundle. They are discriminating against those who only want their internet. Raising everyone's speed for except those who only subscribe to internet.
     
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