With Time Warner Cable being the only provider in my area for cable and Internet, I imagine that it drastically makes competition in the area a lot easier for them. Especially considering that they are able to price the packages pretty much whatever they want to price it. I can’t complain too much I guess considering that I need to have access to the Internet due to the nature of my work. It could be far worse than it is and I could be using dial up instead! Those days were terrible, trying to access a single video might take hours instead of the near instant load times we have now.
Time Warner isn’t very different from many of the other providers that I have had in the past. From New York to Georgia I’ve been a customer of a handful. Sometimes the prices are higher, sometimes they’re cheaper. Sometimes they’re the same. It doesn’t deviate so much that I find myself missing one over the other – it’s usually only ten or so bucks that you find the price differences. Not that I wouldn’t mind much cheaper Internet but I know that it’s probably extremely doubtful that I am going to be able to find that.
There are times where I wish I wasn’t dependent on having the Internet which means I could at least be able to save myself some money every month but I enjoy the work; I just wish they would pay for access to the web for me! Of course, these kinds of complaints are nothing but my own personal problems that have no bearing on Time Warner or any of the other companies that I’ve subscribed to in the past. I imagine the infrastructure and the speeds will improve while the current model of television entertainment will change to reflect current tech.