In the world of pay TV, the news is not much bigger than securities splashed on the newspapers and media organizations online in mid-February announcing $ 45 billion repurchase $ Time Warner Cable, Comcast Inc.
The merger, if it is allowed to pass, would radically change the company cable television landscape primarily to Comcast, mega business as it exists today, the largest cable TV provider in the country.
In simple terms, the cable television business models are no longer left in the path of the retention period. cable TV, a business is probably financially viable for another 10 or 15 years, but the real future of TV is broadband Internet.
As TV broadband internet continues to generate streaming video options such as Hulu, Netflix and others, with the expanding world of mobile devices compatible Wi-Fi, it's easy to imagine a cable right away completely from blowing up worldwide explosion flow.
And here lies the sinister specter lurking in the possible merger Comcast and Time Warner. A good, quality of the video stream standard normally requires a broadband connection of over 2 Mb / s, while a stream of high definition may require 4MB / s or more. For Time Warner Cable, the significant bandwidth requirements have not been a big problem. As a subscriber Time Warner Cable, you might as well frenzy in both broadband each month you wanted. In fact, most Time Warner Cable customers, probably not even aware that there was such a thing as putting pressure on broadband.
Certainly, broadband Comcast covers are quite generous as they apply to casual users broadband or even moderate, but gluttons broadband (players) can do and reached its maximum bandwidth. So back to Comcast and Time Warner merger. If the merger is approved government nod, you will have the biggest company, Comcast, with their broadband caps, the acquisition of Time Warner, with its relaxed approach to broadband. So, what potentially on the horizon a multitude of Time Warner customers, which are used for unlimited broadband suddenly be told that there is already broadband caps. The question demands an answer is this - if Comcast and Time Warner merged company decides to start Repress customers who regularly exceed their bandwidth allocations per month? Y incurs financial penalties?As video streaming technology continues to grow, evolve and improve, and as streaming video providers more enter the market, the need for more bandwidth to accommodate the video stream more ways blankets existing broadband will be overcome with more regularity. Of course, it is also quite possible that broadband technology advances could push the broadband capacity to heights previously regarded as inaccessible. broadband capacity could exceed demand, price stability and pushing broadband caps so high only a privileged few could continue to outperform plugs.