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Comments on news posted 2012-07-12 14:44:18: Time Warner Cable is one of many U.S. ISPs that has, for too long, beneffitted from little to no real competition in many of its markets. ..

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wheelbarrow

join:2010-01-06
USA

2 recommendations

Time to claim my reward

Hey TWC, I heard that Google Fiber is faster than anything you could ever dream of offering. Where's my $50?


somms

join:2003-07-28
Salt Lake City, UT

The greedy incumbents should be worried...

After having FTTH installed w/Utopia, I would never return to expensive/old/dated & stale copper internet...wonder how much Google's 1Gbps symmetrical service will cost since I could now upgrade to this speed for $300/month!


KCJoe

@pcg.com

Here is what happened last time...

Time Warner got competition in some areas of KC several years back with Everest (purchased by SureWest). They lowered prices for people that could get Everest and raised it in all other local areas they served to make up for that lost revenue. I won't be surprised to see the same thing happen this time around, as there are many Kansas suburbs and areas that won't be served by Google.

ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
reply to wheelbarrow

Re: Time to claim my reward

But their little ad specifically asks for tips, rumors, and rumblings. What you state is a known fact, so you get NOTHING!

wheelbarrow

join:2010-01-06
USA
True. But it could be taken as a tip.

pkorx8

join:2003-06-19
San Francisco, CA

Is this even legal?

Isn't deployment plans and work effort "company proprietary?"
Aren't there typical NDA's in place for contractors involved in the deployment efforts?

RonPaul

join:2011-08-03
reply to somms

Re: The greedy incumbents should be worried...

Is there one post that you do not comment on regarding your amazing fiber? I have fiber also but do not feel the need to do so.

Morfein

join:2004-09-08
Avon, IN
I need some more fiber.... man this morning was rough.

Morfein

join:2004-09-08
Avon, IN
reply to pkorx8

Re: Is this even legal?

I'm going to assume that this is for their employees who are out and about.


somms

join:2003-07-28
Salt Lake City, UT
reply to RonPaul

Re: The greedy incumbents should be worried...

said by RonPaul:

Is there one post that you do not comment on regarding your amazing fiber? I have fiber also but do not feel the need to do so.

I guess FIOS counts as fiber but with a contract, not symmetrical speeds and not avail at 1Gbps either!

Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1

Rate Hike

I'm waiting for the rate hike announcement so they can pay for this program.


09129800

join:2012-06-27
New York, NY
reply to somms

Re: The greedy incumbents should be worried...

Yeah, but you have to be surrounded by pasty white polygamists who believe in magic underwear.

And doesn't UTOPIA still have bandwidth caps? According to XMission it does:
»www.xmission.com/utopia

I think I'll stick with my uncapped Time Warner 50/5 Mbps connection. The upload speed might be terrible... but even at 5 Mbps I can STILL upload more data in one month than you are allowed to use on your "amazing" fiber connection!

You can download over 15 TB and upload over 1.5 TB in a month on a 50/5 Mbps connection. What the hell are you going to do with a 1 Gbps connection with a 1 TB cap? I'll take the uncapped 50 Mbps connection which allows 15x as much data transfer, thank you very much.

When Time Warner officially jumps on the bandwidth capping greed train and makes caps mandatory for all of their subscribers, then I'll agree that your fiber is better. Until then, you've been sold a Ferrari that you're only allowed to drive for 5 miles each month.


somms

join:2003-07-28
Salt Lake City, UT
said by 09129800:

Yeah, but you have to be surrounded by pasty white polygamists who believe in magic underwear.

And doesn't UTOPIA still have bandwidth caps? According to XMission it does:
»www.xmission.com/utopia

I think I'll stick with my uncapped Time Warner 50/5 Mbps connection. The upload speed might be terrible... but even at 5 Mbps I can STILL upload more data in one month than you are allowed to use on your "amazing" fiber connection!

You can download over 15 TB and upload over 1.5 TB in a month on a 50/5 Mbps connection. What the hell are you going to do with a 1 Gbps connection with a 1 TB cap? I'll take the uncapped 50 Mbps connection which allows 15x as much data transfer, thank you very much.



Yeah, about those 'soft' caps...not really an issue here but I haven't strayed into the 1.5TB area yet...

Not sure about the magic undies...maybe they are edible!?

ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
reply to Oedipus

Re: Rate Hike

Nah, they'll just bury it as a "cost recovery fee".

Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

1 recommendation

reply to wheelbarrow

Re: Time to claim my reward

said by wheelbarrow:

Hey TWC, I heard that Google Fiber is faster than anything you could ever dream of offering.

Most people don't care. Once you get past 10mbit/s it's really window dressing for the vast majority of users. Hell, a decent majority wouldn't even notice anything greater than 3mbit/s to 5mbit/s.


Jim_in_VA

join:2004-07-11
Cobbs Creek, VA
kudos:4

2 recommendations

reply to RonPaul

Re: The greedy incumbents should be worried...

The only way I'll get fiber is if I buy a box of cereal
--
... need help? »evdo-tips.com/


Anonymous_
Anonymous
Premium
join:2004-06-21
127.0.0.1
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to somms
said by somms:

After having FTTH installed w/Utopia, I would never return to expensive/old/dated & stale copper internet...wonder how much Google's 1Gbps symmetrical service will cost since I could now upgrade to this speed for $300/month!

cable Copper offers 5-7Gigbit/s if you dedicated all of it to internet


09129800

join:2012-06-27
New York, NY
reply to somms
Something tells me your fiber optic ISP would not be pleased with me.



I've transferred more data in 8 months over copper than your fiber ISP would let you transfer in 4 1/2 years.

Cobra11M

join:2010-12-23
Mineral Wells, TX
reply to pkorx8

Re: Is this even legal?

said by pkorx8:

Isn't deployment plans and work effort "company proprietary?"
Aren't there typical NDA's in place for contractors involved in the deployment efforts?

you kiddin... timewarner and comcast have shown that they can bend the politicians to their own agendas what makes you think they cant do it again?, the only difference here is google has 10x more money than what comcast or old timer... lol, could dream, timewarner will more than likely lower the price down so low and not implement caps in the area

that alone will make them a winner.., google will def have to fight back to keep it going

wheelbarrow

join:2010-01-06
USA
reply to Crookshanks

Re: Time to claim my reward

Businesses will benefit the most. In addition, I would say that it's not all about the speed, but more about the price. Google will really push ISPs in the area to adjust.

Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY
A valid point on businesses, though I'm skeptical that you'll see any meaningful cost reduction.

axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
reply to RonPaul

Re: The greedy incumbents should be worried...

Yes, this man is a shill for very high-speed broadband at reasonable prices.


somms

join:2003-07-28
Salt Lake City, UT
said by axus:

Yes, this man is a shill for very high-speed broadband at reasonable prices.

I'm guilty as charged since I'm spoiled with my 'socialist' fiber to the home install thru a muni at $45/month for 100Mbps symmetrical...sigh!


beans

@108.16.69.x
reply to ISurfTooMuch

Re: Rate Hike

said by ISurfTooMuch:

Nah, they'll just bury it as a "cost recovery fee".

I don't know, Google has lots of money and get it from places that well... they could just make it all back without having to raise rates.


aciddrink

join:2000-08-26
reply to somms

Re: The greedy incumbents should be worried...

Now step outside and get some sunlight.


somms

join:2003-07-28
Salt Lake City, UT
said by aciddrink:

Now step outside and get some sunlight.

»Re: Utopia FTTH

Right after you, son!

jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
reply to Crookshanks

Re: Time to claim my reward

BS!

Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to beans

Re: Rate Hike

TW rate hike, not Google. TW has to come up with the $50 tip rewards somewhere.

Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY
reply to jjeffeory

Re: Time to claim my reward

How insightful, did you have to do a lot of research to come up with that detailed response? 8-)

Name one thing that the typical broadband consumer does where they will notice speeds exceeding 10mbit/s. That's enough bandwidth for multiple SD video streams and two HD ones (depending on video codecs of course).

I couldn't even manage to peg my 10mbit/s Verizon DSL connection from most download sites -- the only real way to peg it was with well-seeded torrents and a handful of mirror sites/CDNs that could deliver that much bandwidth.

Wilsdom

join:2009-08-06
reply to Crookshanks
What cable company offers 10mb/s upload?