COMCAST SALES FRAUD! Did you hear that Verizon is shutting down FIOS?
A gang of newly hired and commissioned salemen hit the streets of surburban DC spreading the word that VERIZON has decided to abandon the cable business and adopt XFINITY as their service. Instead, VERIZON will focus and specialize in wireless. FIOS will be gone in less than a year and COMCAST trucks will soon be in the area to begin the mass conversion of FIOS customers. However, they had a deal for me. If I would agree to convert early, I could save 1/2 off of my FIOS subscription price and receive a $300 credit. If I didn't agree today, I would be mass converted along with the other FIOS customers and would pay the same as my current FIOS subscription.
You KNOW that some (maybe many) people will "bite" on this message. You also know that many will be really upset with Comcast when they learn the truth.
Online streaming to takeover Overpriced cable packages in near future. Fios is a huge success were deployed, margins on TV packages sucks and VZ has little control on that. Google ,Apple Netflix ,Roku and others will free the consumer from gate keepers legacy of TV packages and then FIOS to return with its dominant broadband. Alot of broadband regulation to come with it, Quasi Government companies like VZ know the odds and can wait and survive through economic cycles ,their dynamic boring but they pay nice consistent Dividends .
As much as Lowell would like to turn the light switch off, and get rid of wireline now, he's got a few years before it's possible.
What it sounds like Comcast is doing is playing with Lowells, and Shammos words, to fit their mold.
I wouldn't be surprised though, who knows, in their world people only need wireless at a premium price.