Battle for the Living Room Heats Up

One of the topics that came up around the Thanksgiving weekend table was the cost of cable. I quickly pointed out to many of the "I used to get TV from my rabbit ears" generation that cable (as most of it know it today) is a triple-play service that includes TV, Internet and telephony. To which my dad who turned 81 earlier this year said, "Who pays for the Internet?" Some of you may say he is indeed wise, but I would counter with the fact that he still goes to the bank to conduct his business rather than do it online. 

Who pays is always an interesting question and one worth following to figure out how strong demand is and whether or not a service is loved or simply tolerated. Around ourThanksgiving table, there was no lost love for the cable companies for several reasons. Many viewed it as expensive, while others pointed out how slow the TV guide and on-demand services were. Some even said they had no idea they had on-demand capabilities. Other moaned about not being able to watch their favorite sports teams because of where they currently lived. ...443 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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