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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Streaming TV Costs a Lot Less Than Cable, but Choosing a Service Has Proven Frustrating

The sheer number of options, however, can be overwhelming for many consumers who are used to making one payment for their TV service. The offerings and prices for different services vary widely, making it difficult for consumers to comparison shop. Some services, such as Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Crackle, are free, while others, including Univision and LucasOilRacing.TV, extend discounts to customers willing to pay for a full year in a lump sum rather than monthly installmen ...read more

Friday, November 11, 2011

New technology allows homeowners to monitor their houses from afar and reduce utility bills

Smart-home systems will become the newest bundled service that cable and Internet providers use to help cement customer loyalty, said Stuart Sikes, president of Dallas-based market research firm Parks Associates.

“A FiOS loyalist who gets four services from Verizon would consider this an attractive add-on,” Sikes said. “And once you have five services, they’d really have to do something to force you to change (providers).”

A Parks Associates survey indicated that many co ...read more

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