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Comments on news posted 2012-10-10 07:39:52: • Verizon vows to get Voice over LTE going by next year [bgr.com] • Verizon: Our 4G LTE network will soon carry most of our data [cnet.com] • The Do Not Track standard has crossed into crazy territory - Is it time to kill it? [zdnet. ..


battleop

join:2005-09-28
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You can buy a gig but you can't use it.

I wonder why Karl and Revcb won't run this story about EPB. Seems their advertising is saying something completely different than what they are selling to customers.

It's just what I and others have experienced. They will sell a GIG to anyone that's not going to use it. If you plan on using it plan on paying $50k for the install and $9 to 10k/mo.

»www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012···tanooga/
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.

Mr Fel
Premium
join:2008-03-17
Louisville, KY
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse

Re: You can buy a gig but you can't use it.

It isn't too surprising to see the differences really, between what is delivered and the service cost on the residential/soho and business connections. From how I read it, seems like the standard gig service connection is an oversubscribed residential/soho style service. So if they had fully used it, which was their intention, the other standard gig service subscribers in their area would have suffered. I agree though, the advertising on the gig service should have been more clear that it is a residential/soho style service and not a full business connection.
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battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

Re: You can buy a gig but you can't use it.

Right now they are carpet bombing the area with advertising. You are surfing local TV or Radio, you can't go 10 minutes without hearing EPB commercials. There are billboards all over town as well.

If you are going to throw terms like "Gigcity" around then you better be able to deliver what you are bragging about.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
Sammer

join:2005-12-22
Canonsburg, PA

Re: You can buy a gig but you can't use it.

EPB exaggerates in their advertising like everyone else, but the real moral of the story seems to be that Comcast offers really good service in an area where they have real competition. Contrast that to the the overpriced service cable companies provide in the areas where they now only face no longer competitive DSL.

battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000

Re: You can buy a gig but you can't use it.

They are exaggerating to the point where it's flat our lying. They are running commercials that lead people to believe that only EPB employees live in the Chattanooga area and that only EPB customers can run 4 Xboxes behind one router at the same time. There are some other commercials running where they make claims that no one is leaving EPB to go back to Comast and in another one one guy claims that Comcast had to come to his house to "Adjust Frequencies" every few months. No one I know can figure that one out.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

400Mbps over copper...

Does anyone know how many pairs are used and what the distance is?

Mr Fel
Premium
join:2008-03-17
Louisville, KY
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse

Re: 400Mbps over copper...

They didn't release any actual info in the article, they're announcing this on the 16th at the Broadband World Forum, where it'll probably go into more detail, I hope.
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rradina

join:2000-08-08
Chesterfield, MO

Batteries???

Great, what we need is more batteries that need to be replaced and recycled so they don't end up in a land fill.

The article mentions having batteries closer to the rack equipment results in less conversion loss than a single centralized battery backup solution.

Does anyone know what this means?

Mr Fel
Premium
join:2008-03-17
Louisville, KY
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse

Re: Batteries???

They're switching over to the Google pioneered system where each server has its own 12 V DC battery. The savings comes in from the fact that the centralized UPS design has losses from ac and dc conversions for one, and for two the power transmission from a centralized location has greater power loss from heat over longer lines to the servers than a direct battery connection.

Bit of a read here »www.upsonnet.com/Articles/Learni···ign.html and here »gigaom.com/cleantech/a-key-to-go···-server/
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linicx
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2002-12-03
United State
Reviews:
·TracFone Wireless
·CenturyLink

Do Not Track Snoopertizing

"Marketing fuels the world. It is as American as apple pie and delivers relevantadvertising to consumers about products they will be interested at a time they are interested. DNT should permit it as one of the most important values of civil society. Its byproduct also furthers democracy, free speech, and – most importantly in these times – JOBS. It is as critical to society – and the economy – as fraud prevention and IP protection and should be treated the same way. .."

It would not be terrible if Co A delivered ads with a cookie that expired when you left the website. They don't. So instead of being served insurances ads on EVERY gd website I visit, half the index pages are saturated with Googlegag offensive garbage. Because I dare visit a tech site, I am now served up ads for software I cannot use and would not buy. DSLR is one of the few places on the web where I'm left in peace. No ads.

I dropped all grocery cards for the same reason. I don't want the ads in the door, the mailbox, or the computer. I buy from selected service providers I know and trust. I can count them one hand. The funny thing is... I never see these companies sit up like a well trained dog and beg for sales. I do not see smarmy googlegagjunk on their sites or in their stores, either. If I want to see ads, I can see it in the newspaper.
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