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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: FOR SALE Toshiba PCX1100 cable modem
From: Chris Owen <owenc@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 22:33:55 -0500 (CDT)
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On Thu, 10 Oct 2002, Michael Moore wrote:

> I have noticed more outages and higher latency since Cox took it over
> from RoadRunner.
> When Cox took over they raised our monthly rate by $5.  Now, (started
> October 1st) they raised it by another $5 and did away with our $10
> discount for having the limited tier cableTV package.  Now, you can
> only get the discount if you have the extended tier or higher package.
> When Cox took over the HSI they also raised our digital
> packages....that's when I took my (2) boxes back to them and just got
> limited cable and reactivated DirecTV.
> Since, they did away with the $10 discount I canceled my limited cable
> and bought an antenna.  And guess what?  Channels 3, 10, 12, 24, 33 &
> 36 are clearer with my antenna than they were with cable.
> Let's recap:  Before Cox took over the HSI I was paying $29.99 a
> month.  Now, approx. 7 months later I am paying $49.99.  That's a 66%
> increase in a little more than half a year.  Man, I wish I could get
> that kind of pay increase at my job.
> So, why hasn't broadband taken off like wildfire......could it
> possibly be the high PRICE.

Well while I must say that I personally love seeing all the Cox price
increases ;-] I don't think that $49.99 is a high price to pay for
broadband.  Compare that to pre-broadband prices.  It was quite common for
people who were online all the time to put in a second phone line.  $20 a
month for dialup plus $30 for a phone line is $50 a month for narrowband.
The fact that you can now get 30-50 times the speed for the same price is

What I do think Cox is going to find is that the level of service they
could get away with at $29.99 when DSL was $55 they are not going to be
able to get away with at $50.  At some point there just isn't any point
any longer.


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