CR likes telco TV over cable

In the for-what-it's-worth category, Consumer Reports magazine has endorsed the TV services of AT&T and Verizon Communications over those of the companies' cable TV competitors. Telco TV services have received strong endorsements in similar surveys and reports, and telcos had a pretty good in 2008 winning subscribers over to their new TV platforms.

However, it became apparent late last month that those same telcos will not be too quick to compete on price. It's quite likely that some consumers took advantage of telco TV launch promotions to get away from frequent cable TV price hikes, but according to an Engadget report just before Christmas, it sounds like AT&T will be raising some U-verse TV feature prices for some customers beginning next month.

For more:
- Kansas covers the CR honors
- Engadget has the price report

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