Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Netflix Viewing Seen Swelling U.S. Cable Bills Next Year: Tech - Businessweek

Stimulus-response

Time Warner Cable Inc. and U.S. pay- TV companies, weighing how to profit from surging Internet demand spurred by Netflix Inc. 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. or Time Warner Cable may be first to charge Web-access customers for the amount of data they consume, not just transmission speed.

Netflix Viewing Seen Swelling U.S. Cable Bills Next Year: Tech - Businessweek

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