|Saving Money on Network Costs|
In a similar fashion to airlines, and hotels, carriers and Internet service providers are tacking on more fees, which are consuming increasingly higher percentages of bills. Decreasing revenue for long distance, and Internet access have spurred carriers to add fees that they list at the end of bills along with taxes.
Up until a few years ago, customers saved money on long distance by selecting carriers with the lowest cost per minute and T-1 or T-3 rates. This strategy is no longer adequate. Organizations that are vigilant about checking accuracy of fees on data and voice bills, analyzing capacity on broadband Internet access, and bill accuracy to avoid waste can often save money monthly.
How can institutions manage Internet access requirements?
What about voice and fax lines?
Add on fees, disguised as taxes
Universal Service Fees
|The Transition to Digital Television|
Currently, approximately 84% of households receive television service either from cable companies such as Comcast, Charter, RCN, or Verizon, or from satellite television providers.
All providers offer some digital TV service. Some transmit a combination of analog and digital signals, and others transmit only digital service. For example, satellite TV is already all digital.
Why transition to digital television?
When will Cable TV providers change to digital?
How will the digital conversion impact customers?
Why do customers with high-definition digital TVs need set-top boxes for digital cable service?
Which cable customers do not need a set-top box?
What about the 14% of people without cable TV or satellite television?
How will the change to digital “over the air” TV impact these viewers?
Extension of the Feb. 17th date