No Western Show? No problem

January 2005
CED;Jan2005, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p50
Trade Publication
The article focuses on "The Western Show," which hung up its spurs for good in December 2003. The show featured eight panels: High-Speed Data, Voice Services, On Demand/ Interactive TV, and The Broadband Home. Cable, DSL and other broadband providers are elearly embracing data tiering strategies. DSL has clearly caught on to that trend and has emphasized lower pricing. But cable is responding with tiers of its own. RCN Corp., among the most aggressive with tiering, launched a 3 Mbps tier in 2002, a 5 Mbps product last year, and, more recently, a 7 Mbps tier. Cox Communications Inc., meanwhile, markets three cable modem products: an Entry Level tier, a Preferred tier, and a Premier tier.


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