Originally Posted by lsilvest
I had a bundle with TV but it was so bad I dropped the TV. They're still honoring the intro price but I'm sure that will change shortly. I use a MagicJack for phone so there's no need there. Their internet has been good and fast so I can't complain even with the full charge. At least until Century Link gets a better speed in my area (max of 3Mbps now).
They probably still count you as a video customer. The reason I asked is I'm currently researching an article on video subscriber number inflation. Of the estimated 100 million "video subscribers" 34 million have satellite and a large percentage of those subscribers have high speed internet. The question is how many of those satellite customers are being counted by legacy cable as "video subscribers" due to bundling, and to what degree is that masking any real drop in overall video subscribers?
Last year satellite gained 496,000 subscribers while the top 4 publicly traded legacy cable operators lost a combined 1,161,400 video subscribers. Meanwhile, across the board, the legacy cable operators have been adding highspeed internet customers, and in many areas are either the best or only source of high speed wired internet. So, did multichannel video really grow by 839,600 subscribers, or did just the percentage of people who are being counted twice go up?