Demand for Netflix Could Lead to Higher Cable Bills2011-12-01 10:28 by Daniela
Tags: Netflix, Hulu
Time Warner Cable and U.S. pay-TV companies are on the verge of instituting new fees for heavy users of their web-access services - fees that would help them profit from demand for services like Netflix and Hulu while mitigating those threats to traditional TV.
The move is being portrayed as an opportunity for cable and telco providers to create new packages that take into account this consumer thirst for bandwidth, or, a opportunity to move basic subscribers into higher premium tiers of broadband, where the margins for operators can be as much as 90%.
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