Telcos trailing Cable in Broadband

Telephony quotes The Convergence Consulting Group Ltd., a Canadian consultancy as saying that if Phone guys want to compete, they really need to cut prices, now.

In ‘The Battle for the North American Couch Potato: Bundling, Internet, TV, Telephone,’ TCCG examined the strategy, prices, products and technology of telcos, cable companies, satellite providers and others in both the U.S. and Canada. Its analysts believe that, in the U.S. particularly, cable companies are well positioned to stem the tide of basic cable subscriber loss and to continue dominating broadband usage through well-priced service bundles.”

The price cuts over at SBC indicate that phone operators might be getting aggressive in chalking up numbers, worried about the cable operators superiority …. for now.

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