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Watching Netflix Could Lead To Higher Cable Bills

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Watching Netflix Could Lead to Higher Cable Bills - Bloomberg (click for full article)

    "Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) and U.S. pay- TV companies, weighing how to profit from surging Internet demand spurred by Netflix Inc. (NFLX) and Hulu, are on the verge of instituting new fees on Web-access customers who use the most.

    At least one major cable operator will institute so-called usage-based billing next year, predicts Craig Moffett, an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. in New York. He said Cox Communications Inc., Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) or Time Warner Cable may be first to charge Web-access customers for the amount of data they consume, not just transmission speed."
     
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    comcast already charges you for that or even worse when you go over you amount, they cut you off for a long time.
     
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    Comcast currently doesn't charge based on 'usage' - all of their internet plans are based on speeds. They do have a 250 GB usage cap limit per month. IMO this is a large cap.

    If one exceeds the cap they are not charged extra - but it's my understanding they are given a warning or - Yes they can cut off customers with unusually high usage.

    Comcast does charge a higher rate for ala carte internet subscriptions (without a TV subscription).
     
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