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Network Guy
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join:2000-08-25
New York
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With so many ISPs to choose from

... who cares if Verizon is acting like copyright cop.

caco
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join:2005-03-10
Whittier, AK
Maybe in New York but that is definitely not the case in huge parts of the US.

Network Guy
Premium
join:2000-08-25
New York
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Meh.. in those parts of the US where ISP selection is limited, I'm sure a network subscriber has bigger things to worry about.. like the job market.

cornelius785

join:2006-10-26
Worcester, MA
reply to Network Guy
Not necessarily. What if your choiced for broadband is Verizon and some other company that has a history of filtering, handing out DMCA + piracy notices, and kicking people off?


FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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said by cornelius785:

Not necessarily. What if your choiced for broadband is Verizon and some other company that has a history of filtering, handing out DMCA + piracy notices, and kicking people off?
So Verizon would lose those customers they would be happiest to lose.

jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
Which ones? The ones who pay the most for their service?


Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39
Yeah, the ones who sign up for 50 Mbps service for $130+ a month. You just have to HATE those people.

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
Meh, I have friends on Comcast with the 16/2 plan. They mostly use Usenet these days. I'm paying more for internet than they do, but have a much higher proportion of legal content flowing through my pipe.


FFH5
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Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
reply to Karl Bode
said by Karl Bode:

Yeah, the ones who sign up for 50 Mbps service for $130+ a month. You just have to HATE those people.
YES. Because those paying $50/mo are transferring maybe 15 GB/mo. And those paying $130 are transferring 1TB/mo. Hardly proportional.


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

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Stupid people using your product and paying top dollar. I hate 'em.

I say boot them all from the network based on the nebulous, unsubstantiated claims of an industry whose failure to adapt to the modern broadband age is resulting in a complete implosion and a relentless series of utterly idiotic business decisions. Am I right?

Kearnstd
Space Elf
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
kudos:1
reply to Network Guy
only for an outbound sales rep to sign them back up a few days later because the epic fail telecom billing systems likely dont have a flag for do not sign up for internet. or rep gets a supervisor override so their team looks good on the quarterly sales reports(because in telecom call centers sales are considered #1, its why even on a trouble call they pitch something to you).
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[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports


dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
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join:2001-04-27
Phoenix, AZ
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reply to Network Guy
said by Network Guy:

... who cares if Verizon is acting like copyright cop.
not so really. most have one cableco and one telco. satellite need not apply.
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When I gez aju zavateh na nalechoo more new yonooz tonigh molinigh - Ken Lee

Network Guy
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join:2000-08-25
New York
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Last I checked the only involvement ILECs have with their resellers of network access is their line lease agreements.