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r81984
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join:2001-11-14
Katy, TX
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reply to battleop

Re: Something has to give.

said by battleop:

"ISPs are not eating any costs. In 99% of the US broadband ISPs are monopolies"

You clearly have absolutely no idea as to what you are taking about. Please show us where A. ISPs are not taking a hit on this and B. where 99% of broadband ISPs are monopolies.

You obviously have no idea what you are talking about.
Your monthly fee pays for your internet connection.
How much do you think the physical cable to your house and the routing equipment costs??? Paying $50 a month to to your ISP is almost all profit for them. If it was not then they would go under after paying tv content provider with $50 a month cable plans.

Google/netflix pays their monthly fees to their ISP.
ISPs get money from everyone to pay for the network and can basically charge any price since broadband ISPs are monopolies.
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swintec
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join:2003-12-19
Alfred, ME
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said by r81984:

How much do you think the physical cable to your house and the routing equipment costs???

Not sure, can you please tell us? How much does the pole rental cost throughout an entire plant, the line maintenance techs and all the equipment including truck and gas, call center buildings, staff, remote buildings for CMTS and associated equipment, advertisements, peering costs to offload the traffic and the list goes on and on and on.

This isnt just stringing a piece of CAT 5 to each house and plugging it into a 80 dollar Linksys router you know.
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r81984
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said by swintec:

said by r81984:

How much do you think the physical cable to your house and the routing equipment costs???

Not sure, can you please tell us? How much does the pole rental cost throughout an entire plant, the line maintenance techs and all the equipment including truck and gas, call center buildings, staff, remote buildings for CMTS and associated equipment, advertisements, peering costs to offload the traffic and the list goes on and on and on.

This isnt just stringing a piece of CAT 5 to each house and plugging it into a 80 dollar Linksys router you know.

I guess you did not read my post.
Providing internet is cheaper than providing cable tv, but yet they basically charge the same per month for each service.
Their plant is already paid for from the cable TV, internet is just a bonus.
They make a fortune off the internet.
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battleop

join:2005-09-28
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reply to r81984
Just wondering. How long have your worked in the ISP industry at a level where you are part of the decision making process?