Adelphia freedom: pending sale creates 5.2 mil potential VoIP users

Yesterday, cable television systems provider Adelphia Communications announced it will be acquired by Comcast and Time-Warner Cable.Adelphia - never known for bleeding edge innovation -had not been offering VoIP.

Yesterday, cable television systems provider Adelphia Communications announced it will be acquired by Comcast and Time-Warner Cable.

Adelphia - never known for bleeding edge innovation -had not been offering VoIP. But this deal puts Adelphia's 5.2 million subscribers in play to receive VoIP services from whichever company acquires their local system. Apparently, the assignments will be meted out according to which local system fits in best with either a nearby Time Warner Cable or Comcast cable systems cluster.

If you're a legacy Adelphia customer, prepare to be bombarded with bill stuffers, sales calls, emails and all sorts of VoIP promotional hoo-hah. Especially from Comcast,whose acquisition of millions of existing Adelphia accounts just happens to be running on a parallel track with the rollout and promotion of its new Digital Voice VoIP Services.

Plus, fat income from converged services in millions of new accounts has to be attractive to Comcast and Time-Warner Cable.

And what about Time-Warner Cable? Well, they are actively marketing their branded Digital Phone VoIP service. And corporate cousin AOL's getting into the VoIP business, too. 

Are you currently an Adelphia customer? And would you be disposed to buying VoIP from either Comcast or Time-Warner Cable? Post a TalkBack and let us know.

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