Here we go again.
Brainatra isn't denying that such services are cheaper for whichever amalgamated company will result from combining this service. What he is doubting, rightly so, is whether these companies will pass on the profits to the average consumer. Remember, these companies don't exist to serve the public... they exist to make as much money for themselves as possible through their services. And since cable deregulations, which supposedly have reduced costs for the cable companies, yet cable consumers haven't seen lower prices. Thinking that reduced company costs will automatically result in reduced consumer costs, based on history, is a bit naiive.
Well they can give cheaper service then the phone company can ever give since their infrastructure is already being payed for by cable TV and Internet thus they don't have to charge you as much since the cost is spread accross 3 markets plus your are paing for one line instead of one phone line a one cable line so for me I would like to see cable phone come out.
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