[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/09/M0WW7B.jpg[/newsimage]Cord-cutting -- consumers abandoning pay TV for cheaper, more flexible online services -- has received a great deal of press lately, and for good reason: it's a potential game-changer. An increase in viewing options could significantly alter both home entertainment and the companies that have heretofore banked on the insatiable appetite of TV viewers. Some analysts believe its impact is being overblown, while others point to studies that present consumers brandishing the metaphorical knife. Research group IHS iSuppli found that in Europe at least the impact of cord-cutting was negligible. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/as-cord-cutting-increases-european-cable-tv-market-actually-grew-51434/](http://www.myce.com/news/as-cord-cutting-increases-european-cable-tv-market-actually-grew-51434/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Well, the point is, at least here in Germany the DSL market is dominated by the Telcos. The cable TV companies joined that market and offer hi speed internet connections often faster and/or cheaper than the Telcos are able to.
In reality, what this means is Euro ISP’s began what was a USA & Canada phenomenon of capping & throttling internet connections… greed is contagious. However, I’ve noticed the number of cable-tv channels streaming on the internet for free is growing (legal or not, IDK). It won’t be long before this causes the subscription model for cable-tv to collapse altogether…