Well it shouldn’t surprise you and in reality it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense as to why they offer such a service either. I mean it’s only 768 kbps and the upload speed is 128 kbps. I am talking about Verizon’s DSL service.
They were offering these speeds at around $15 a month AFTER you pay for a phone line. They now raised it to $18 a month. Part of the reason for the increase-it’ been so popular that they can’t keep up with demand.
Are you kidding me?
It’s not like this was really cheap anyway. Take the $15 then add what, another $20 for basic phone service and then add on the taxes and fees. Pretty soon you’re looking at around $40 or so which is a whole $20 less than its cable competitor and cable is much faster!
This price raising proves that the controllers of the pipes (Verizon, Comcast, AT&T and so on)-like Oil companies- can do and price what they want because they know that you’ll have to pay for it. You got no choice.
The major problem isn’t that they raised the price. No, the point is that they couldn’t keep up with demand and yet they expect us to believe that they will be able to deliver TV service?
Granted, Verizon is doing TV through Fiber Optics and not old school phone lines but AT&T plans to offer TV service partly through the old wired lines.
Add this to the fact that they want to create toll roads for the Internet and what you get is an industry that is talking a big game but in end can’t hold up to their end of the bargain and need help from government and sucker consumers to keep their bottom lines in check.
I say that they need to do it the old fashion way, you want my business? Earn it. And you don’t do that by raising prices on your customers.