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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 19, 2014, 08:44
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 19, 2014, 08:44
May 19, 2014, 08:44
 
My guess would be the percentage in the US is higher than the UK for non-users of the Internet.
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Re: Cable
May 18, 2014, 21:47
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Re: Cable May 18, 2014, 21:47
May 18, 2014, 21:47
 Ant
 
We need competitions. Argh.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 17, 2014, 23:58
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 17, 2014, 23:58
May 17, 2014, 23:58
 
Yay! $10 if I need to re-download Titanfall.

...We really need more (or really, any) choice in internet providers.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 17, 2014, 23:25
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 17, 2014, 23:25
May 17, 2014, 23:25
 
TW just sent me a letter stating that my rate was going up $22 per month for our Cable and Internet package.

What am I getting for that $22?
More bandwidth?
A better DVR?
Less commercials?
All PPV's included?
HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime included?

Nope, you are giving us nothing for these increases. Hell, we'll probably be rewarded with another hike next year.


Is this how you treat the customers who haven't left yet? Good luck with that, we're canceling Monday.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 17, 2014, 22:11
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 17, 2014, 22:11
May 17, 2014, 22:11
 
Prez wrote on May 17, 2014, 21:46:
What bothers me the most is that companies like the execrable Comcast can supplement their lost revenues by milking the companies that consumers are switching to, like Netflix and the whole charging through the nose for a non-choppy user experience. Where the hell is the FCC???

Tommyboy Wheeler can't piss off Comcast bc he'll want that cushy $5M lobbying job when he quits the FCC. That's why we are seeing the fast lane laws despite the massive opposition to them.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 17, 2014, 21:46
Prez
 
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 17, 2014, 21:46
May 17, 2014, 21:46
 Prez
 
What bothers me the most is that companies like the execrable Comcast can supplement their lost revenues by milking the companies that consumers are switching to, like Netflix and the whole charging through the nose for a non-choppy user experience. Where the hell is the FCC???
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 17, 2014, 19:30
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 17, 2014, 19:30
May 17, 2014, 19:30
 
Cutter wrote on May 17, 2014, 17:02:
They stated that the average bundle is now 189 channels, of which people watch about 17 at most. And they wonder why people are cutting the cord because they're not offering a la carte.
The last time I watched TV was when I was traveling down to Florida to do some estate work for my grandmother when she was dying. I stopped in two places Dry Ridge, KY(satellite) and Dalton, GA.(cable), between 90-100 channels, and not a damned thing on but reality TV shows even on Discovery, Military, and NatGO. I think I watched both for an hour while when I got back from eating dinner, and promptly got on my laptop and played FTL for 3 hours.

The industry is killing itself, and they have no idea why people are cutting the cord. But they think that it has something to do with people being cheap. Not that there's nothing but crap on TV, hell when I was in Florida, the only thing I watched in Zephyrhills was the local Fox and ABC stations, and that was for the news.

To toss in, I don't know why companies in the US aren't following the lead of Teksavvy up here in Canada. They've got a nifty program called Zap the cap, basically, you get a reduction in speed during primetime(8pm-12am), and you get unlimited on any plan you're on. If you don't want to use it, you don't have to. You also get free downloads between 2am-8am. For me, I don't use my internet during primetime, since my primetime is 12am-9am. Well I do have an idea why, you guys don't have the competition you used to. I remember when you could get DSL for $9/mo, or cable for $19/mo back before they said that incumbents no longer had to sell to 3rd parties. Up here in Canadaland we only got rid of that in the last few years.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 17, 2014, 19:09
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 17, 2014, 19:09
May 17, 2014, 19:09
 
I had unlimited data with my cable company and then it was bought out by Comcast. Fuck them.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 17, 2014, 18:18
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 17, 2014, 18:18
May 17, 2014, 18:18
 
Our cable bill went up $10 since December, too... Fuckin' Time Warner. Hate them. They are very prompt (in this area anyway... lol) in fixing outages at least, but these dumb-as-hell price increases every few months are absolutely disgusting.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 17, 2014, 17:02
Cutter
 
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May 17, 2014, 17:02
 Cutter
 
TheEmissary wrote on May 17, 2014, 15:10:
Cable TV has a very low signal to noise ratio with probably 20 junk channels for every quality channel. Most consumers probably at most only watch maybe 5-10 channels on a regular basis yet we are forced in to paying for tier fees for stuff we don't watch.

They stated that the average bundle is now 189 channels, of which people watch about 17 at most. And they wonder why people are cutting the cord because they're not offering a la carte.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 17, 2014, 15:10
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 17, 2014, 15:10
May 17, 2014, 15:10
 
Cable TV has a very low signal to noise ratio with probably 20 junk channels for every quality channel. Most consumers probably at most only watch maybe 5-10 channels on a regular basis yet we are forced in to paying for tier fees for stuff we don't watch.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 17, 2014, 14:00
Cutter
 
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 17, 2014, 14:00
May 17, 2014, 14:00
 Cutter
 
The "shocker" is exactly what the cable co's are doing to consumers.

And so what if 6.4 million brits have never been online. Have any of them ever been to a dentist?

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