The problem: Comcast lost 233,000 basic cable subs; analysts had been expecting something closer to a 150,000-sub loss. More worrisome, the company added only 247,000 high-priced digital subscribers, which is less than half of what Wall Street was expecting.
And it wasnâ€™t as if Comcastâ€™s customers were ditching HBO and MTV and programming their own TVs via Web services like Hulu and Boxee, either: The company only added 184,000 high-speed data subscribers; Wall Street was looking for 250,000.
– No surprise. Consistently bad service, filtering internet content and lying about it. Establishing bandwidth caps as part of a protectionist business model to block alternative media like youtube and itunes. Worst HD quality of any provider -nobody who has a choice wants their service.