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6. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 7, 2011, 12:57 Creston
 
nin wrote on Oct 7, 2011, 11:12:
It has a 4 fucking GB cap, and you pay 10 bucks for every additional GB. And despite what Verizon and AT&T bleat, 4GBs is fucking NOTHING. Just by normal browsing you can easily destroy that in a month, because the large majority of web pages now have front pages with 5-10MB of content on it. And forget about ever watching a video of any kind anywhere.


A man cannot live on 2-4 HD porn scenes a month. This is entirely unacceptable!!!!!


Oh, was at out loud?



Brother nin, as always, YOU SPEAK THE TRUTH!



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5. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 7, 2011, 12:38 PropheT
 
There's two major issues that aren't being addressed by this as well;

1. They subsidize the shit out of development in rural areas like where I live, and then the companies turn around and charge us out the ass for the absolute minimal service that they can provide to an area.

2. There's absolutely no competition in these areas after they do it. One provider runs a monopoly on broadband over an entire region, so there's no recourse for frequent outages, billing "errors", and everything else that becomes common practice.

And, in a brilliant stroke of irony, my internet connection died yet again just as I was about to post this...and mine is pretty good compared to most of the rural areas around here.
 
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4. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 7, 2011, 11:55 nin
 
While I agree, do you really need HD on a mobile phone?

A lot of places are not selling USB cell cards as "broadband" when in reality, it's like using a tethered phone for a laptop of desktop connection.

It's not about screens on mobile phones, it's about people out in the sticks who can't get anything better than cell, and have to use that as their main internet connection.


 
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3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 7, 2011, 11:50 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Oct 7, 2011, 11:12:
It has a 4 fucking GB cap, and you pay 10 bucks for every additional GB. And despite what Verizon and AT&T bleat, 4GBs is fucking NOTHING. Just by normal browsing you can easily destroy that in a month, because the large majority of web pages now have front pages with 5-10MB of content on it. And forget about ever watching a video of any kind anywhere.


A man cannot live on 2-4 HD porn scenes a month. This is entirely unacceptable!!!!!


Oh, was at out loud?



While I agree, do you really need HD on a mobile phone?

I suppose that if you velcro it to your face, it might be like watching it in the theatre, but it's going to be fuzzy because of that whole ~10cm to infinity thing : )

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2. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 7, 2011, 11:12 nin
 
It has a 4 fucking GB cap, and you pay 10 bucks for every additional GB. And despite what Verizon and AT&T bleat, 4GBs is fucking NOTHING. Just by normal browsing you can easily destroy that in a month, because the large majority of web pages now have front pages with 5-10MB of content on it. And forget about ever watching a video of any kind anywhere.


A man cannot live on 2-4 HD porn scenes a month. This is entirely unacceptable!!!!!


Oh, was at out loud?


 
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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 7, 2011, 11:06 Creston
 
Chairman Genachowski argues his plan will address all three concerns. It will begin shifting USF money to a new Connect America Fund, which will subsidize the provision of broadband services to rural areas that don't currently have access to it. That fund will include money for mobile broadband service.

Fantastic. So rather than AT&T getting USF funds for providing shitty phone service to rural customers, they will now get it for providing shitty CELLPHONE service to rural customers.

I also love how mobile broadband is considered to be 'broadband.' It has a 4 fucking GB cap, and you pay 10 bucks for every additional GB. And despite what Verizon and AT&T bleat, 4GBs is fucking NOTHING. Just by normal browsing you can easily destroy that in a month, because the large majority of web pages now have front pages with 5-10MB of content on it. And forget about ever watching a video of any kind anywhere.

Thanks, FCC. You truly do a great job watching out for the interests of the American citizens corporations.

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