[mythtv-users] US Pay-TV loses subscribers for the first time ever

Charles Wright cpwright at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 01:47:10 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> You know you are really in trouble when even Verizon hates you:
> http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Verizon-Uses-Your-Forum-Complaints-Against-Cablevision-102660
> http://www.multichannel.com/article/450370-Verizon_Files_Patent_Complaints_Against_Cablevision.php
Verizon hates CableVision, because everyone around here (particularly
on Long Island) has OptOnline, and they can't break into the market.
CableVision also will sell you Optimum Voice for $19.99 (with
OptOnline); and the price is really $19.99.

If you call up Verizon to ask about FIOS, they won't tell you what the
taxes are.  The taxes and fees on a triple play from Verizon are
significantly higher than CableVision, but they claim they are "about
what you pay now."

Generally, I find CableVision to be up front about what they'll charge
me, tell me what I'm going to get, and the times when I have had
problems with my service (thanks to squirrels liking the taste of CATV
insulation); they've been very responsive as far as getting it fixed.


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