Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday August 16, 2014

The Cable Guys Have Become the Internet Guys

Internet 1, Cable 0, or to be more precise, Internet 49,915,000, Cable 49,910,000. For the very first time, the Internet subscriptions have overtaken the TV subscriptions from the major cable providers. It’s a narrow margin for sure, but one that is guaranteed to widen its margin in the future.

Still, this is directionally important. The future for the pay TV guys isn’t selling you pay TV آ— it’s selling you access to data pipes, and pay TV will be one of the things you use those pipes for.

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