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OT: mergers of Cable/Sat, Internet, and Wireless providers
- top pay TV companies by # of customers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mu..._operators

AT&T (U-Verse and DirecTV) 26M
Comcast (Xfinity) 22.4M
Charter (Spectrum - which now includes TWC) 18.4M
Dish (not sure if this includes Sling customers, but I doubt it) 13.9M
Verizon (FiOS) 4.7M


- top ISP (land line) companies by # of customers: unfortunately I can't find an equivalent list for this

Guessing:

Comcast
Charter
Verizon
AT&T


- top Wireless companies by # of customers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Un..._providers

- Verizon 144M
- AT&T 135M
- T-Mobile 71.5M
- Sprint 60.2M




I think what this is going to boil down to is a three or four headed monster of national companies offering the true triple-play (or quad-play, if you consider land line phone as still a legitimate service...):

- AT&T already swallowed DirecTV, and is already offering an online payTV service which includes no data usage for AT&T wireless customers to stream it over their mobile network

- Verizon is looking to merger with Charter. No doubt you'd quickly see an online payTV version of Charter Spectrum to compete directly with AT&T's streaming DirecTV options, with Verizon wireless customers getting the same free streaming over Verizon mobile network


- that leaves Comcast, huge in land line but without a wireless partner. Do they go for one of T-Mobile or Sprint, or try to get them both??

And then what about Dish and Sling?
01-28-2017 12:28 PM
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RE: OT: mergers of Cable/Sat, Internet, and Wireless providers
Let Comcast go for Sprint; the less I have to deal with them, the better.
01-29-2017 08:05 AM
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RE: OT: mergers of Cable/Sat, Internet, and Wireless providers
True.

You are missing Google.
02-01-2017 12:39 PM
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