Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The myth of TV cord-cutting - The Boston Globe

Increased regulation and/or competition ahead, but probably not soon

"Given the expanding universe of high-quality programming available through the Internet, it may seem surprising that people are sticking with pay TV, but it’s all about costs and benefits. Perhaps the biggest issue is this: Cutting the cord doesn’t save that much money.

Even if you drop pay TV, you still need Internet. And guess who provides high-speed Internet? The very same companies offering pay TV subscriptions. That gives them incredible market power, allowing them to adjust prices in a way that limits the benefits of cord-cutting."
The myth of TV cord-cutting - The Boston Globe
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