Verizon has decided to through its hat in the ring for streaming services coming in 2012. The notion that Verizon will be able to make significant inroads is laughable to me. While some are upset that Netflix changed its pricing system recently, the thought of a cable provider being able to match Netflix or better it is very unlikely. The entire popularity of Netflix is based on two things:
- Alternative to cable companies and their insane pricing (i.e. – $100+ dollars a month)
- Netflix’s ubiquity on home devices (i.e. – phones, tablet, and gaming consoles)
Competition is never a bad thing so I look forward to the Verizon option. I think if anything this will force people back to Netflix after they see what cable providers consider cord-cutting.