Originally Posted by dlfl
Such complications are easily handled when profit (or just survival) is seen as the result. The problem is the cable cos don't see a great potential for increasing profit here.
Actually, it has been shown over and over that too many options decrease profits. Customers get paralyzed by the number of options and either don't buy as much or give up or otherwise. There's a sweet spot. You want to have enough options to satisfy everyone at each price point but not so many that it's overwhelming.
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