reply to cableties
Re: Includes Satellite?
said by cableties:So you're issue isn't with the FCC report (availabilty) just the price, right?
Agree. I call BS on this too. There are MUCH more without BBand. And Eff satellite...it is cost prohibitive versus Cable/Fios/DSL.
said by cableties:So your issue here is with the Cable TV provider not providing cable TV right? (CATV has to provide CATV, not internet)
Here is perfect example of BroadBand distribution failure: comcast last mile BS.
County Rt 24 in Malone/Brainardsville, NY
Comcast ends line on a COUNTY Rd that has RELIABLE power (it serves to Alice Hyde Hospital).
Comcast has been contact over last 8 years (annually) as to why they have not extended the feed down the county road (55mph, 2 lane rd, with large farms and rural family homes, ranches, and even double wides).
I know a family that is 1 mile from the end of the feed and has to be on "dial up". Satellite (for a fixed income retiree) is overpriced ($tarts at $70/mnth and still have to deal with interference and delay, useless for VoIP/NetApps/Gaming)
said by cableties:What tax dollars are you referring to? Verizon MAY need to provide POTS and Comcast MAY need to provide CABLE TV. You MAY have have recourse as a customer to complain if you can't get either services, but internet access, sadly enough, MAY not be a mandate on either company (what does your public commission have to say about it?)
Irony is, Comcast pulled the cable and went a different route (off county rt 24) than feed trunk down main county rd.
I see opportunity for Verizon (oh wait, cherry picking doesn't include rural Adirondacks...).
Your tax dollars go where? yuuuup!