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Time Warner Cable's 97 Percent Profit Margin on High-Speed Internet Service Exposed

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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In case there was every any doubt as to the amount of income cable companies pull in, take a read at this article and be amazed at TWCs incomes and how they overcharge and try and charge for as many things as humanly possible. 

Its just amusing that they cry about how much building out their network would cost, yet their financials tell the whole market that they could easily afford it with how they charge their existing consumers (not to mention the tax breaks and incentives they get from the governments to build out infrastructure)

Ugh. ISPs are depressing. Take a read through the article as it has more information if you're curious about the numbers themselves and where they came from. 

 

Time Warner Cable supplies the 'average monthly revenue per unit' for "video" (cable TV), "high-speed data" (High-Speed Internet) and "voice" service; I.e., what customers are paying for these services to TWC. While I have no idea what 'customer relationships' are, we see that High-Speed Data's (Internet) average revenue was $43.92 for 2013, up from $39.66 in 2012. Note that the annual report explained that this increase was in part due to an "increase in equipment rental charges."

 

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Simply put: For Phone Service (Voice) 

  • TWC charges the customer, on average, for Voice (phone) service --$34.40 
  • Minus 
  • It costs TWC to offer the Service --$8.94 
  • Equals-- The company makes $24.46 in profit per customer per month -- 74 percent.

Not bad, huh?

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-kushnick/time-warner-cables-97-pro_b_6591916.html

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Why am I not surprised  :unsure:


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You would think that it would be in the best interest of the ISPs to go private so the public couldn't know how much they make and they could maintain this charade of "poor us network upgrades are so costly". I lived in an apartment complex that was only able to be serviced by TWC a couple years ago. I had 20 mg Internet and it was okay at first. Then after awhile I started to notice that the Internet would turn to shit after 7 PM and I would be unable to watch Netflix or Prime. After multiple complaints i determined that TWCs main station for the complex was unable to deal with the traffic that it's customers used as more people were cutting cable and using Hulu, Netflix, and Prime. After the third or forth complaint I made I got the tech on the phone to "suggest" the node at my complex was not ready for Internet in this century. Among other problems I realized that TWC could be the worst and most scumbag company I ever had to deal with in my life.


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Makes you realize how the industry would explode with competition if it were opened up. 

Also makes you realize how cheap internet SHOULD be if there was some competition

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It makes me wonder the profit margin of my provider. I live out on the middle of no where and have a local provider since larger companies can't be bothered to provide service for my neighborhood.

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You would think that it would be in the best interest of the ISPs to go private so the public couldn't know how much they make and they could maintain this charade of "poor us network upgrades are so costly". I lived in an apartment complex that was only able to be serviced by TWC a couple years ago. I had 20 mg Internet and it was okay at first. Then after awhile I started to notice that the Internet would turn to shit after 7 PM and I would be unable to watch Netflix or Prime. After multiple complaints i determined that TWCs main station for the complex was unable to deal with the traffic that it's customers used as more people were cutting cable and using Hulu, Netflix, and Prime. After the third or forth complaint I made I got the tech on the phone to "suggest" the node at my complex was not ready for Internet in this century. Among other problems I realized that TWC could be the worst and most scumbag company I ever had to deal with in my life.

 

i dont think isps would be allowed to be a private companies, 

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while i agree that the us isps are taking the piss 74% profit is about the same as most of the service industry....if you knew how much that class of coke cost to make you wouldnt be that shocked


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Time warner cable is the only company in my area to offer internet service. I pay $49.99 for 15mbps/1mbps and an extra $20 for the upgrade of 5mbps/.5mbps. I wish we had other isp's but nothing else I can do. Note: I live in a major city but TWC owns the rights to my area. This does not surprise me.


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Every time I read about this crap, I feel like this

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 TWC owns the rights to my area

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They always raise their modem rental fee like every danm year.


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C'mon, your kidding me right? 

 

What is apple profit margin????? Heck well were at it what's Samsung's on say something like an s5.


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C'mon, your kidding me right? 

 

What is apple profit margin????? Heck well were at it what's Samsung's on say something like an s5.

 

Apple isn't stifling net neutrality nor is Apple playing Russian Roulette with internet, TV and landline prices. Apple isn't creating monopolies by having exclusive service rights in regions. 

If TWC had Apples profit margins but they did some good like increasing fibre rollout and upping bandwidth caps, supporting net neutrality and not making services like Netflix PAY for speedy access; that would be okay. They aren't stifling the market AND they are making money. 

TWC isn't though. They are doing nothing to actually push forward the status of broadband in the US, they're not rolling out faster services despite having the capital (and government supplied rebates) to do so. 

 

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I hate to rain on everyone's bashing parade, but this is gross revenues, not net profits. We don't see any cost analysis in here. It's a Huffington Post rage piece but the substance isn't all here. If we can get complete financial reports and actually analyze all sides of it then we can draw conclusions.

 

That said, TWC does have a stupid amount of capital which it should be using to upgrade equipment to IPV6 and increase speeds. 


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Apple isn't stifling net neutrality nor is Apple playing Russian Roulette with internet, TV and landline prices. Apple isn't creating monopolies by having exclusive service rights in regions. 

If TWC had Apples profit margins but they did some good like increasing fibre rollout and upping bandwidth caps, supporting net neutrality and not making services like Netflix PAY for speedy access; that would be okay. They aren't stifling the market AND they are making money. 

TWC isn't though. They are doing nothing to actually push forward the status of broadband in the US, they're not rolling out faster services despite having the capital (and government supplied rebates) to do so. 

 

 

To be fair TWC isn't "creating" monopolies, they have no power to do so, that is the bailiwick of the state. Bad actors will always exist, better they have no power, neh?

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Apple isn't stifling net neutrality nor is Apple playing Russian Roulette with internet, TV and landline prices. Apple isn't creating monopolies by having exclusive service rights in regions. 

If TWC had Apples profit margins but they did some good like increasing fibre rollout and upping bandwidth caps, supporting net neutrality and not making services like Netflix PAY for speedy access; that would be okay. They aren't stifling the market AND they are making money. 

TWC isn't though. They are doing nothing to actually push forward the status of broadband in the US, they're not rolling out faster services despite having the capital (and government supplied rebates) to do so.

I'm not trying to compare Apples business model with Time Warners, they are clearly different. My post is in response to the shock factor the title imposes. Nothing more and nothing less. To me it seems as though the title made up and frankly the article just seems to be have been made not to inform the public but to outrage them instead, while neglecting to compare.

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Not surprising at all...


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What is apple profit margin????? 

 

 

pretty much in the same range (percentage wise) as most other tech companies.

 

apple is still the biggest public traded company (almost twice as big as number 2)


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