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These excerpts taken from the MCCC 10-K filed Mar 14, 2008.
Industry
 
The cable industry operates in an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing environment. Over the last several years the industry has invested in interactive fiber optic networks, boosting network capacity, capability and reliability, and allowing it to introduce a compelling variety of new and advanced services to consumers. This has resulted in greater consumer choice and convenience in advanced video programming, with services such as VOD, HDTV and DVRs; dramatically higher speeds that have enhanced the HSD product; and a feature-rich product in voice over internet protocol (“VoIP”) phone service. We provide the triple play of video, HSD and phone over a single communications platform, a significant advantage over competitors. As we expect demand for these advanced services to grow, we believe that we are better positioned than our competition to widely offer this bundle of advanced services.
 
Our primary competitors in video programming distribution are direct broadcast satellite (“DBS”) providers, but they have had limited success in providing high speed internet service and do not provide phone service. Our primary competitors in HSD and phone services are incumbent telephone companies. Major telephone companies are building and operating fiber-to-the-node (“FTTN”) or fiber-to-the-home (“FTTH”) networks in an attempt to offer consumers a product bundle comparable to those offered today by cable companies. However, we believe that these advanced service offerings will not be made broadly available by telephone companies in our markets for a number of years. They do not generally provide a widely available video product in our markets using their own networks, but instead have marketing agreements with DBS providers under which DBS service is bundled with their phone and data service. Meanwhile, we expect to benefit from our bundled offerings of products and services while continuing to introduce new services.


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The cable industry operates in an increasingly competitive and
rapidly changing environment. Over the last several years the
industry has invested in interactive fiber optic networks,
boosting network capacity, capability and reliability, and
allowing it to introduce a compelling variety of new and
advanced services to consumers. This has resulted in greater
consumer choice and convenience in advanced video programming,
with services such as VOD, HDTV and DVRs; dramatically higher
speeds that have enhanced the HSD product; and a feature-rich
product in voice over internet protocol (“VoIP”) phone
service. We provide the triple play of video, HSD and phone over
a single communications platform, a significant advantage over
competitors. As we expect demand for these advanced services to
grow, we believe that we are better positioned than our
competition to widely offer this bundle of advanced services.


 



Our primary competitors in video programming distribution are
direct broadcast satellite (“DBS”) providers, but they
have had limited success in providing high speed internet
service and do not provide phone service. Our primary
competitors in HSD and phone services are incumbent telephone
companies. Major telephone companies are building and operating
fiber-to-the-node (“FTTN”) or fiber-to-the-home
(“FTTH”) networks in an attempt to offer consumers a
product bundle comparable to those offered today by cable
companies. However, we believe that these advanced service
offerings will not be made broadly available by telephone
companies in our markets for a number of years. They do not
generally provide a widely available video product in our
markets using their own networks, but instead have marketing
agreements with DBS providers under which DBS service is bundled
with their phone and data service. Meanwhile, we expect to
benefit from our bundled offerings of products and services
while continuing to introduce new services.





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This excerpt taken from the MCCC 10-K filed Mar 8, 2007.
Industry
 
The cable industry operates in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment. Over the last ten years, the industry has invested in interactive fiber optic networks, boosting network capacity, capability and reliability and allowing it to introduce a compelling basket of new and advanced services to consumers. This has resulted in greater consumer choice and convenience in video programming, with services such as VOD, DVRs, and HDTV; dramatically higher speeds that have enhanced the HSD product; and a new product in voice over internet protocol (“VoIP”) phone service. Today, the cable industry can provide the triple play of video, HSD, and phone over a single communications platform, a significant advantage over competitors. As demand for these advanced services continues on its expected growth trajectory, we believe that the cable industry is better positioned than competing industries to widely offer this bundle of advanced services.
 
Our primary competitors in video programming distribution are direct broadcast satellite (“DBS”) providers. They generally do not provide interactive data or phone service. Instead, they generally rely today on partnerships with mainly telephone companies to create an artificially bundled offering.
 
Our primary competitors in phone service are incumbent telephone companies. Some are building new fiber-to-the-node (“FTTN”) or fiber-to-the-home (“FTTH”) networks in an attempt to offer customers a product bundle comparable to those offered today by cable companies, but we believe that these advanced service offerings


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will not be broadly available in our markets for a number of years. They do not generally provide a widely available video product in our markets using their own networks but instead have marketing agreements with DBS providers under which they see DBS service is bundled with their phone and data service. Meanwhile, we expect the cable industry will benefit from its bundled offerings of products and services while continuing to innovate and introduce new services.
 
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