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Karl Bode
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join:2000-03-02
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reply to FFH

Re: Comcast & TW will have significant power on BD of Directors

quote:
Therefore, I can't see this venture as competing against the cable companies fixed infrastructure.
I don't think that was ever the point. A 4Mbps wireless service is its own animal, and competes directly with HSDPA and EVDO. Comcast & Time Warner clearly just want to bang heads with ma bell.

Interestingly it looks like Cox (absent from this deal) actually wants to try and build their own 3G/4G infrastructure.


FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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said by Karl Bode:

quote:
Therefore, I can't see this venture as competing against the cable companies fixed infrastructure.

I don't think that was ever the point.
A 4Mbps wireless service is its own animal, and competes directly with HSDPA and EVDO. Comcast & Time Warner clearly just want to bang heads with ma bell.
I agree that that wasn't the point, but I'll bet many here were hoping a new wireless venture would be a new competitor to local cable and dsl providers.

P.S. If you don't have a subscription to the WSJ, you can access the full story by using this Google search link:
»news.google.com/news?as_q=Sprint···&oq=wall
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Matt3
All noise, no signal.
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join:2003-07-20
Jamestown, NC
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said by FFH:

said by Karl Bode:

quote:
Therefore, I can't see this venture as competing against the cable companies fixed infrastructure.

I don't think that was ever the point.
A 4Mbps wireless service is its own animal, and competes directly with HSDPA and EVDO. Comcast & Time Warner clearly just want to bang heads with ma bell.
I agree that that wasn't the point, but I'll bet many here were hoping a new wireless venture would be a new competitor to local cable and dsl providers.

P.S. If you don't have a subscription to the WSJ, you can access the full story by using this Google search link:
»news.google.com/news?as_q=Sprint···&oq=wall
That is actually a very good point. People were touting WiMAX as the 3rd great broadband hope ...


Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39

1 recommendation

Well Intel was anyway....

Clearly BPL is the 3rd great broadband hope.


Corydon
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join:2008-02-18
Denver, CO

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reply to Karl Bode

Very interesting article.

I'd also point out that if Comcast and Time Warner can offer broadband service over Clearwire, that also means they can offer VoIP, which neatly solves the problem of not being able to deliver cell phone service, and also explains the demise of Pivot.

The difference with Cox, of course, is that they don't have investors to answer to for their choices, so if they want to spend money on building out their own network, they're free to do so.

That may not be a good long term choice for them though...building out a nationwide network will be seriously expensive. I'm sure in the short term, you won't much coverage outside of Cox's footprint, while the Clearwire consortium can probably build out across the country much faster.
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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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reply to Karl Bode

And John C. Dvorak



adisor19

join:2004-10-11
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said by iansltx:

And John C. Dvorak
Yes, but he's been rather quiet lately on this front lol

Adi


Karl Bode
News Guy
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Too busy trolling Mac fans....



KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to Karl Bode

said by Karl Bode:

Well Intel was anyway....

Clearly BPL is the 3rd great broadband hope.
C'mon Karl, you know that Broadband by Blimp, or Zepplin, or Orbital Space Platforms is clearly the broadband path of the future!
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patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
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FTTT is much better, installation is as simple as putting a weight on a reel of corrosion resistant Cat5 or fiber and flushing it down the toilet.