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Comcast Is Working On New Ways To Charge Internet Users More

photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images, Huffington Post

The reason is simple. Comcast currently takes in more revenue from video customers than from Internet customers, but that’s not likely to be true forever. A small but growing number of consumers are skipping cable subscriptions as hours spent watching video shifts online. So finding a way to charge for heavier Internet use could bolster Comcast’s revenue as the ranks of its cable customers shrink. For instance, the company lost 48,000 cable customers in its just-reported third quarter while adding 320,000 Internet customers. Revenue rose 8.3 percent to $18.7 billion in the July-September period, while net income dropped 23 percent to $2 billion because of a tax gain from last year. – Tali Arbel, Associated Press via HuffPost Science & Tech

Here’s What Happens When Internet Providers Have Zero Competition

AT&T’s pricing power in the small and expensive enclave of Silicon Valley illustrates the state of broadband in the U.S. Because of the huge infrastructure costs of deploying a network, there is very little competition — nearly 75 percent of households in the U.S. have one or no options for broadband Internet, according to the FCC. And as speeds go up, competition goes down. – Timothy Stenovec, The Huffington Post