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9. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 18, 2013, 16:00 Cutter
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 18, 2013, 14:02:
Is corporatism holding back superfast broadband adoption?

Fixed.


Indeed. Not like the telcos or anyone else has the consumers best interests at heart.
 
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8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 18, 2013, 15:10 Orogogus
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 18, 2013, 14:58:
Pigeon wrote on Jun 18, 2013, 14:10:
The cable companies have been straight out litigious to stop the spread of broadband. Bottom line is they don't want to spend the money to improve their service and they don't want any competition coming in and doing what they won't do.

They have the support of you and I to thank for it. Have we opposed the locally government granted franchises (monopoly) at town/county hearings? This is your government doing the job that you want by stamping out competition.


In San Diego the deals establishing the franchises are long done, and in large part those deals were made 25+ years ago to ensure that the cable companies would service everyone, not just the wealthy neighborhoods. At this point I don't believe there's any active government effort to stamp out competition, but collusion between providers not to spend money fighting each other.

Plus, yes, they do do everything in their power to squash competing technologies.
 
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7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 18, 2013, 14:58 LittleMe
 
Pigeon wrote on Jun 18, 2013, 14:10:
The cable companies have been straight out litigious to stop the spread of broadband. Bottom line is they don't want to spend the money to improve their service and they don't want any competition coming in and doing what they won't do.

They have the support of you and I to thank for it. Have we opposed the locally government granted franchises (monopoly) at town/county hearings? This is your government doing the job that you want by stamping out competition.

 
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6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 18, 2013, 14:10 Pigeon
 
The cable companies have been straight out litigious to stop the spread of broadband. Bottom line is they don't want to spend the money to improve their service and they don't want any competition coming in and doing what they won't do.  
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5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 18, 2013, 14:02 LittleMe
 
Is corporatism holding back superfast broadband adoption?

Fixed.

 
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4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 18, 2013, 13:18 Beamer
 
kanniballl wrote on Jun 18, 2013, 13:12:
When Verizon was starting to get their FIOS thing going, our New Jersey town was one of the early ones.

Wouldn't you know it... the cable companies sponsored a lot of commercials themselves... about voting to stop a resolution and how bad said resolution would be for the customers.

What a coincidence... said resolution was to allow Verizon to do their thing. Stopping it would have prevented FIOS from hitting much of the NJ area (or at least caused a MAJOR lag).

So yeh... Cable is holding back adoption.

Don't think Verizon is blameless in this. Notice how most cable packages now offer Verizon wireless service? Notice how that started happening around the time that Fios stopped expanding?
 
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3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 18, 2013, 13:12 kanniballl
 
When Verizon was starting to get their FIOS thing going, our New Jersey town was one of the early ones.

Wouldn't you know it... the cable companies sponsored a lot of commercials themselves... about voting to stop a resolution and how bad said resolution would be for the customers.

What a coincidence... said resolution was to allow Verizon to do their thing. Stopping it would have prevented FIOS from hitting much of the NJ area (or at least caused a MAJOR lag).

So yeh... Cable is holding back adoption.
 
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2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 18, 2013, 11:29 Creston
 
Is cable holding back su—

Let me interrupt you there. Yes. They are.

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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 18, 2013, 10:18 psulli
 
"Skype video messaging emerges from beta."

So Skype wants to build a database of people's faces tied to their digital identities and conversations in Skype.

Why would they want to do that?


Oh, yeah.
 
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