Comcast recently started offering a package aimed at the ever-growing masses of cord-cutters. The package, called “Internet Plus,” offers customers a 25 Mbps internet connection, 45 channels of basic TV, Comcast’s video service Steampix and a subscription to HBO and HBO Go. Available only in select markets – for now – Internet Plus will set you back just $39.99 a month. More and more people – especially young people – are watching less live TV and instead opting to stream or download their favorite shows. Comcast’s Internet Plus essentially delivers what many people have been asking for: a legal way to watch the shows they want without paying an exorbitant amount of money per month. Internet Plus is only available for customers who sign up by January 31, and its cost will go up to $70 after the first year of service. While the package isn’t exactly what fans wanted – that would be a standalone subscription to HBO Go – it’s a great sign that cable companies are listening to what their customers want – and beginning to deliver.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 29, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).