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Old 02-19-2014, 12:15 PM   #19
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Default Re: Comcast buys Time Warner Cable for $45 billion

Originally Posted by MasterOfPuppets View Post

i don't know what i'm missing here but the logic is lost on me....
ok i'm paying $70 a month for basic cable , and $40 a month for their internet.... soooo if i can watch everything thats on cable , on the internet , why do i need to keep paying the $70 for cable instead of just the $40 for the internet ? you don't have to have both...

It's cheaper to get cable + internet (+ phone) than it is to buy any individually.

The 'bundles' often have higher usage caps than the standalones (most ISPs charge incrementally based on data usage, i.e. 6 GB= $60. When 'bundled' the data usage cap is usually 'limitless'---that is, usually, 100 GB).

So if the choice is ~$100-125 for cable + internet [+ phone]


~$60+ for internet (increasing incrementally for overages) then another X (~$60+) for cable and then another X (~$30) for phone it's simply more efficient to 'bundle'.
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