Comcast says it’s too expensive to compete against other cable companies

A lot of this comes from the history of cable and the extensive capital investment in cable, which is that the cable part of this industry has never competed against each other. We were granted franchises—although they were initially exclusive, they’re not exclusive anymore. But given the expense to build in any particular community, I think no cable company, or only rarely would a cable company choose to compete against another cable company. – David Cohen, VP Comcast via Jon Brodkin,Ars Technica
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