45% of US households that move first call up telephone company

45% of the estimated 23 mln US households that move every 18 months make their first service call to the telephone company. In addition, most people switch video providers only when they move into a new home. These combined findings uncover a scenario where the telco giants could challenge cable and satellite operators in the pay-TV market by selling these callers a bundled package that includes video as well as voice services, Parks Associates says.