With cable TV prices down, the rise of Internet-based subscriptions and the promise of more streaming options, many consumers are feeling the benefit of cable’s boom.
Comcast is still enjoying the biggest jump in subscriber numbers since it was founded in 1958, thanks to its streaming service, Comcast Xfinity TV.
The cable company has more than 860 million Xfintons, and it recently announced it would be reopening its Xfiant store in the city of Cleveland.
Other companies are coming back to the business.
ComCAST is expected to announce new plans to bring new programming and services to its XFINITY TV service in 2018.
Its plans include a digital channel called XFinity Plus, which it will also roll out nationwide in 2019.
And it is investing in an entertainment center called the Live +3, which is expected in 2020.
Other cable companies are also getting into the streaming business, as are Verizon, Comcast’s parent company.
Verizon will launch its own online streaming service called Verizon Stream, which will stream content to Roku and Apple TV.