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Re: Blowing out of proportion
said by tim tim tim:More accurately, I think there isn't a large market for it. But VZ proved there was interest, given they have real paying subscribers on their "old" 150/35 plan.
I don't recall seeing in Joe Durkin's comment that it will never be needed, he said that there isn't a market for it right now therefore they don't offer it.
One other thing I'll point out is the "old" 150/35 plan was around $200. As of this week, 150/65 is around $95. IMO, you're going to see some pretty serious uptake of that plan over the next few months.
said by tim tim tim:Surely it can. But (defending only my own quote) even with DOCSIS 3, there is only so far cable can go with current technology. They can't subscribe their local plant to the level VZ can on fiber. Not saying AT ALL that Brighthouse is bad... merely saying there are technical limits to what can be done with HFC. By the time we get beyond DOCSIS 3, fiber will be that much further ahead.
Its safe to say that docsis 3 with bonded up and downstream can do quite a bit more than the 40/5 that is offered now so to say their network cant do any more is kind of retarded.
Customer support with BHN (at least in the Tampa market) is superb-- something Verizon can't even come close to matching. That's a big selling point. But purely from a bits-on-the-wire standpoint, BHN will always be chasing fiber's tail.
said by tim tim tim:Then as others have asked, why don't they at least OFFER something faster? Does it really cost THAT much to add another modem config option to the provisioning system, and another tier into the billing system? Even if only to save face when your competition's top tier is now 7.5 times faster than your top tier?
You guys are arguing about the future of internet needs yet he mentioned nothing of the future other than that the network CAN handle more than whats currently offered (which we all know is true thanks to docsis 3)
Don't think Verizon isn't going to milk that for every last drop of marketing advantage. Brighthouse HAS to fight back with something less lame than "we could compete, but we don't think anybody wants it".