reply to ITALIAN926
Re: Ridiculous I'm pretty sure the title says Cable Industry. Verizon and AT&T are not part of the Cable Industry.
Yes they are, what are you talking about? The misleading story even included Satellite in with the losses.
176k+169k= 345k , now add Satellite 52k+10k DTV and Dish respectively, and this gets the article to their 100% , intentionally misleading, 400K mark.
So, Cable and Satellite are part of the "cable industry", but FiOS and Uverse are not. OK buddy.
Headline isn't misleading. AT&T/Verizon are telecom companies, as that is their primary business. Satellite qualifies as a cable co, because they make their money on TV service just like Comcast, TWC, et al. That title is spot on.
from the reuters article:
(-52k)+(-176k)+(-169k)+(-10k) = 407k loss customers across the entire tv service market.
Really, though, the distinction is meaningless. The pertinent point is how many people are paying for TV. You're not "cutting the cord" if you switch to TV service through a telecom. Still a net loss even with the telecom adds, but not as spectacular as without.
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Its 100% misleading. If you thinking a customer going from cable/satellite to TelcoTV is "cutting the cord" I suggest you go back to facebook and hang out there.