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Charter Nears Deal To Buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks

Discussion in 'Cable TV Discussion' started by phrelin, May 25, 2015.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    I have gotten that bump. But had to call to have them kick it in. Guy said that there will likely be another bump to 300 in a year or so as well... we shall see.
     
  2. Jhon69

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    I thought I would call for the hell of it and the CSR told be he never heard of a "courtesy bump" but he could upgrade me to 100Mbps for 199.99.
    I told him no thanks my 60Mbps/5Mbps cable internet service is just fine at my "special price".I figured because we don't live in a big city,we may not get it.
     
  3. Jhon69

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    Well I am in my 2nd year with Charter Spectrum HDTV and Broadband cable internet, my prices became higher but they are offering me a $50. discount for my HDTV and internet package.
    I was surprised because I was prepared to pay full price because I am very satisfied with my services.
     
  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Interesting how Spectrum internet starting speeds aren't universal. In my area Spectrum starting speeds begin at 100 Mbps. For that we pay $69.10.
     
  5. KyL416

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    Spectrum isn't one thing that's the same everywhere like Dish or DirecTV, it's a bunch of regional systems with varying states of technologies based on multiple factors like what's required in their state/local franchise agreements, who they acquired the system from, how "profitable" it is to upgrade some smaller systems, among other things.

    i.e. the system where my dad lives in upstate NY that's still running on a 450 MHz network Charter inhereted from Taconic in the early 00s, hasn't expanded beyond their initial 1988 franchise footprint that left most side roads unserved, and they only got HD service last year when they went all digital as a condition of New York State approving their purchase of Time Warner Cable. Prior to that they were a 62 channel analog system with a small digital cable lineup using 6 QAM muxes that were made available by making premiums and PPV digital only.
     
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  6. Jhon69

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    I can relate to that as our legacy charter cable in our area(rural) only offered 89 standard definition channels,no internet,no phone,all we could get was AT&T Elite DSL internet with a
    150GB limit and 6MB/512Kbps.
    Now after the merger I get over 200 HDTV channels,60MB/5MB cable internet(no caps) and someday we will get phone too!
    Never thought I would live to see it because of where we live,it's been a blessing for sure.
     
  7. Jhon69

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    Probably because of what they have to do to get it up to speed,I have noticed there is a commercial now for Charter Spectrum business for 100MB/5MB running in our area.
    We are being charged $69.99 for internet with WiFi,then they are giving us a $15. WiFi discount,so that makes it $54.99 for our internet service with WiFi for our bill in our 2nd year.
    Giving what we had before I would not have a problem paying the $69.99,so we will see what they offer us for our 3rd year.
    We are getting 66.36MB/5.83MB on our speed test,when we had AT&T Elite DSL I thought slower speeds were the norm for all internet providers,not Charter Spectrum it's always been faster.
     

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