The video and telephone market in Texas and across the country is highly competitive.
Multiple video providers – including Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), alternative broadband providers like RCN, local telephone companies, and utilities – compete, each trying to provide unique new products while trying to outdo those provided by their competitors. As a result of this competition, a wide new array of services – both video and non-video – is available to consumers over several alternative broadband platforms, including cable, telephone, wireless, and DBS. Consumers today have real choices in the video market – and they are exercising those choices as Congress and the Texas Legislature intended.
In Texas, more consumers are choosing a cable company as their voice provider.