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Comments on news posted 2014-07-09 16:38:03: Not too surprisingly, Dish Network isn't a big fan of Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable. ..



ev

@74.140.91.x

Let 'em!

Let 'em merge -- just force them to offer 1gbps across their entire footprint w/ free peering for all with stiff penalties and vigilant oversight

Problem solved!


Packeteers
Premium
join:2005-06-18
Forest Hills, NY
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yeah, and this out of an agency that in 2014 - still has not decided what "broadband" named speed should be...


Flyonthewall

@206.248.154.x

Just open the market to free marketplace competition

Let companies that want to build, build infrastructure, and stop holding the hand of incumbents too cheap to build themselves. Why protect existing companies that feel threatened if someone decides to compete directly with them? That's called the free market. Isn't that what corporate America is all about?


Kuro

@75.151.50.x
reply to ev

Re: Let 'em!

I'm sure they would have no problem with that. It just wont be started for 5 years and completed sometime around 2050.

kram1984j

join:2009-12-06

3 edits

Google TWC acquisition rumors today?

oops I confused TWX with TWC... nvm I'm a moron


ev

@74.140.91.x
reply to Kuro

Re: Let 'em!

Exactly, so $1m a day forfeiture to the US Treasury if it isn't working 366 days after the transaction closes. Then they can do a simple cost/benefit analysis and drag their feet all they want.

Oh, and NBC Uni should be divested with free peering for them, too. Wouldn't want them left out of the party.


ev

@74.140.91.x
reply to kram1984j

Re: Google TWC acquisition rumors today?

SQUEEEE!!!


ev

@74.140.91.x
reply to Flyonthewall

Re: Just open the market to free marketplace competition

We don't need 48 new overbuilds or to go back to 1999 with companies like Earthlink reselling existing infrastructure when some no-nonsense loop-hole free rules would suffice!


Kuro

@75.151.50.x
reply to Flyonthewall
Maybe what it was about in the past. Its currently that you don't compete you just buy and bury the competition and pay off enough people to have favorable laws that stops any body from getting anywhere near your level.


Kuro

@75.151.50.x
reply to ev

Re: Let 'em!

I'd rather prefer them to get rid of and can never use datacaps, although I'm sure they would find some way to weasel out of it. Another thing I would like that is more likely but still no way in hell gonna happen is that it needs to be split into 2 or 3 different companies. NBC,Cable and Internet need to be separate companies because they all compete with each other on one level or another.


tshirt
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There is no...

....the last mile 'public Internet' to the vast majority of addresses in this country.
There are quite a few private networks (ISP's) that offer INTERnet access.
Just because data transfers across multiple networks to reach you, no special magical rights are assigned to that data VS that transferred entirely within privately connected network space.
A connection to THE INTERNET doesn't not make all connected assets public.


tshirt
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reply to ev

Re: Let 'em!

said by ev :

just force them to offer ...

And in return you will be FORCED to pay $100 per day for the service whether you use it or not.

Suggesting wildly unreasonable fantasies is why the FCC doesn't listen to people like you, and taint many of the more reasonable approaches discussed here.


ev

@74.140.91.x
Unreasonable? Do you work for Kabletown? Sorry, if they want to control >1/3 of the country's wired infrastructure, WE THE PEOPLE should demand some proper ground rules.


ev

@74.140.91.x
reply to Kuro
Yes, a merged TW/Comcast should be totally prohibited from caps for life. Not some 3-5 year promise BS.


tshirt
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reply to ev
said by ev :

/3 of the country's wired infrastructure, WE THE PEOPLE should demand some proper ground rules.

They aim to control slightly less than 30% of the CABLE homes passed (which quite a few here either tell you is worth nothing, or that it is SO valuable as to be considered a utility) There are other wires (POTS reaches almost all homes) ftth a few percent.
But what RIGHT do you have to force them to build or not as YOU want?


ev

@74.140.91.x
So 30% is acceptable to you then? How about 67%? Would that be just peachy? Maybe they need 100% to compete against Hells Bells. VZ and T should probably merge, too. Because what could possibly go wrong??

rfrooney

join:2006-02-26
Antioch, TN

SO?

Just add Dish to the rest of the voices that the FCC will ignore when it approves the merger.

78036364

join:2014-05-06
USA
Hypocritical of Dish since Dish was trying to buy Sprint.

devolved

join:2012-07-11
Rapid City, SD

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reply to ev

Re: Let 'em!

You and Congress and the FCC have no right to tell a private corporation how it's supposed to run it's day-to-day business operations.

That's not how the free marketplace operates.

devolved

join:2012-07-11
Rapid City, SD
reply to ev

Re: Just open the market to free marketplace competition

God, I love hyperbole.

ITGeeks

join:2014-04-20
Cleveland, OH
reply to ev

Re: Let 'em!

And those rules have no power with the FCC. They can't set anything for broadband/internet. The FCC knows it. Comcast could agree to it and then after merged/approved go to court and state that the FCC had no power to force it.

ITGeeks

join:2014-04-20
Cleveland, OH
reply to ev
Why not? The FCC has been told they can't create a 30% cap.

ITGeeks

join:2014-04-20
Cleveland, OH
reply to ev

Re: Just open the market to free marketplace competition

other companies are in fact allowed to resell. TWC has a VAR program set up for others to resell services. Suddenlink, Mediacom, Charter and the others do as well.

ITGeeks

join:2014-04-20
Cleveland, OH
reply to Flyonthewall
The fact is people want to complain they don't have a choice but yet wont accept an overbuilder. They want the new company to be using the network that's in place now and then complain with the line tech's screw something out and want gov't regulation- look at Canada

ITGeeks

join:2014-04-20
Cleveland, OH
reply to rfrooney

Re: SO?

And those same voices don't understand what the merger is. TWC doesn't' want to stay in business as TWC. let them sell out to someone who wants it. They also do not compete against each other, never have never will. And Dish claimed that they needed DirecTV a few years back to stay alive as well.

Not happy- build a co-op.

ITGeeks

join:2014-04-20
Cleveland, OH
reply to 78036364
Hell- Dish was trying to buy DirecTV several years ago, and not just once but several times.


tshirt
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reply to ev

Re: Let 'em!

said by ev :

So 30% is acceptable to you then? How about 67%? Would that be just peachy? Maybe they need 100% to compete against Hells Bells.

If you can't see a difference between 30%, 67% and 100% this is the least of your problems
Again, UNREALISTIC exaggeration makes any point you might have less likely to be heard/believed by those that will make the decisions in this merger.


Roger

@198.86.248.x
reply to devolved
said by devolved:

You and Congress and the FCC have no right to tell a private corporation how it's supposed to run it's day-to-day business operations.

That's not how the free marketplace operates.

That is 100% true, but then the cable industry isn't a free marketplace is it?