In a report for Variety, Tom Lowry sheds light on a somewhat shocking report that discusses the real competition for cable TV companies and satellite TV providers. Lowry’s article discusses a recent report, “U.S. Telecommunications and Cable & Satellite: The Poverty Problem,” by Craig Moffett, an analyst for Sanford Bernstein. In that report, Moffett says inter industry rivalry is not the problem. Nor is the growing online movie and TV market the problem. The real problem is more likely to be the decline in American livelihood.
While there have been signs of economic recovery, Moffet’s report points out the harsh reality of government assistance and below average incomes for many Americans. Sadly, that means many families are choosing, not between providers, but between necessities. What’s more important, TV or food and shelter?
Luckily, cable TV companies and satellite TV providers are not ignorant of the problem. Lowry uses Time Warner Cable as an example. Time Warner Cable created an economy cable TV package geared toward budget minded consumers. While it may not have all the bells and whistles of the premium cable TV packages, it does offer the escape allowed by TV entertainment with a more affordable price tag.
While Moffett’s report may seem bleak, it does remind us that options are available. If you’re looking to find more affordable cable TV or satellite TV plans in your area, start here. Enter your address in the “Find Savings” widget at the top of the page. We’ll show you what’s available at your address. From there, you can compare plans and prices online free of charge. When you’re ready, choose the plan that’s right for you.