For some reason, John and I both decided to finally set up Netflix streaming on our TVs this week. All I have to say is that I understand why six of eight cable services posted their worst quarterly subscriber losses ever. It costs less than one premium channel to have unlimited streaming and two DVDs out, and it’s a better experience than any of the “On Demand” cable services I’ve used.
That’s why I’m expecting another push by cable providers to add usage caps and tiered plans to their Internet offerings in an effort to increase average subscriber revenue. After their recent shack job with Verizon, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Google team up with Comcast to save our endangered cable operators.