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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Burlington Telecom Pricing Released

Burlington Telecom has released its pricing schedule for their new triple play service — that's phone, cable TV and internet. I think they'll be the first triple players in all of Vermont. If you're in their initial service area, you can sign up for service.

Says BT: We expect to be able to start scheduling installations for internet service by late November/early December, followed by telephone and c cable television services by mid-January, 2006.

The cheapest deal? The "Big & Fast," $44.10. Most expensive? The "Biggest & Fastest," $167.40 a month. There's another one, "Bigger & Faster," in between.


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Very interesting, and tempting. Although I haven't had a land phone in a while and don't really want one, the cable and internet packages look competitive.

I can't live without my DVR, though, and I doubt BT will be introducing hardware as part of a package anytime soon.

Posted by: casey | Nov 17, 2005 4:38:23 PM

Casey, I'm sure TiVo will work with BT. If you're using one of the unbeleivably crappy Adelphia DVRs, get a TiVo. SO much better!

Posted by: Bill Simmon | Nov 17, 2005 5:16:27 PM

man, I wish this was available for us -- we'd save a lot of money on the cable. I love how they have an option to include the Discovery channels for only $3 more (or others) -- great idea.

Posted by: evening | Nov 17, 2005 8:34:30 PM

OK. I was getting REALLY excited about their Premium package, which includes HBO, Cinemax AND Showtime for much less than Adelphia's "Silver" package, which only lets you choose one of the above. IFC and Sundance are included! Plus, they have DVR boxes. You can customize your package, as well. This means Brooke and I could choose the smallest phone setup (we don't need long distance) and the largest cable and internet bundle. (Heavy computer/cable users.)

Here's the rub: 71 Peru St. (mere feet away from the Post Office) is not in their initial service area. But oddly, most of the South End is. Hmmm, do I detect North End discrimination here? Does BT believe that the underpriveledged sods north of Maple Street don't deserve -- or can't afford, more likely -- to be part of this program? Here's their explanation:

"The Initial Service Area we will provide a unique variety of scenarios that involve underground cabling, aerial drops, rental multi-unit housing, single family homes, and small businesses. This variety will provide valuable experience while limiting expenses."


Posted by: casey | Nov 19, 2005 11:05:31 AM

Casey, if you read their info, or interviews with them, they say they're doing it in the South End for logistical reasons, ie that it's closer to their HQ (in the south end) and that area has the highest density of likely customers. fyi.

Posted by: cresmer | Nov 20, 2005 1:47:26 PM

Yes. I read their explanation, but comedic bitching is a pastime of mine. I recognize it's not for everyone, though. But that won't stop me.

I still want the damn Triple Play.

Posted by: | Nov 20, 2005 4:03:49 PM

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