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Article: Shaw price increases maybe April 2019

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Wondering when Shaw would be doing the price increase fart for 2019. 2018 increase was June 1 https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r31905764-Shaw-price-increase-June-1-2018 . . https://vancouversun.com/telecom/shaw-getting-ready-to-raise-prices-for-its-main-residential-service-ceo-says/wcm/00c6fa50-0597-4b2d-a3d3-bd50205e13df Shaw told reporters that the details of the cable, internet and wireless company’s price increases haven’t been decided but they will most likely take effect in April. He said the cost of getting rights to sports programing is getting higher for Shaw and other Canadian television service providers, even though audiences are falling. Interesting about sports. So that means Shaw should be making sports a 100% subscriber module, jacking up those rates for dedicated subscribers instead, and no more free TSN in basic cable. Old contracts (CRTC rules) for sports on basic cable must of hit expiry at some point in time? But that does scare TSN about the loss of free welfare (subsidy) money from basic cable impacting the bottom line of finances. Dec 1987 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sports_Network Look at the instant increase in money viewers... There are multi-product businesses out there where the profitable part of the business subsidizes the failing part of the business, and at some point the accountants need to make the case for killing the failing part off. I've seen old commercial buildings (old pub/motel/light-industrial) that have sat for sale for several years, not sold, so at some point the owner demolishes it and now selling as an empty lot, with a large reduction in property taxes for an empty lot, as opposed to a building with weekly basic maintenance. Shaw Communications, on the other hand, beat analyst estimates for both profit and revenue over the same period — mainly because of its Freedom Mobile wireless division. Its main cable and internet business, however, saw virtually no revenue growth as it lost video subscribers and home phone customers. However, the profit margin at Shaw’s wireline residential services was up significantly from last year’s first quarter as management focused on optimizing its consumer business’ by removing costs where possible. Shaw cutting staff through a buyout program, that was so popular, Executives freaked out. Feb 2018 https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r31836205-Shaw-cutting-staff-by-25-to-shift-focus-away-from-cable-business Telus price increase Feb 25 2019, and appears to be $5 for Internet. $5 for select OptikTV combos. https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r32244194-Price-increase-Feb-25-2019-Internet-and-OptikTV

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