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juilinsandar
Texas Gooner
Premium
join:2000-07-17
San Benito, TX

Surprising that California isn't green

with silicon valley and many hollywood entertainment companies, one would think they'd have great HD streaming.
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aerith
Premium
join:2008-12-31
Milpitas, CA

To me, I am NOT surprised that California is not in "green", when it comes to HD streaming, especially with Netflix in "rich" Los Gatos, CA.

In Netflix's Los Gatos area, the only two options are Comcrap, which is terrible, and Verizon, but no FIOS.

Los Gatos was an ex-GTE market, until Verizon bought out GTE.

Even though one can buy a Lamborghini in Los Gatos, Verizon will not deploy FIOS over there, yet Verizon will deploy FIOS in more crime-ridden Long Beach.

The broadband status in most of the SF Bay Area, is very poor, at best, and as I said in another topic, there will be no true fiber optic solutions, for maybe now forever, because stupid Google didn't want to start in Mountain View.

I am definitely considering a move to Long Beach, and getting out of this SF Bay Area broadband hellhole.


silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

said by aerith:

To me, I am NOT surprised that California is not in "green", when it comes to HD streaming, especially with Netflix in "rich" Los Gatos, CA.

In Netflix's Los Gatos area, the only two options are Comcrap, which is terrible, and Verizon, but no FIOS.

Los Gatos was an ex-GTE market, until Verizon bought out GTE.

Even though one can buy a Lamborghini in Los Gatos, Verizon will not deploy FIOS over there, yet Verizon will deploy FIOS in more crime-ridden Long Beach.

The broadband status in most of the SF Bay Area, is very poor, at best, and as I said in another topic, there will be no true fiber optic solutions, for maybe now forever, because stupid Google didn't want to start in Mountain View.

I am definitely considering a move to Long Beach, and getting out of this SF Bay Area broadband hellhole.

There are a lot of people who would love to be able to subscribe to Comcast. As crappy as they are, their service is much less crappy than a vast amount of the connections out there.


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to juilinsandar

said by juilinsandar:

with silicon valley and many hollywood entertainment companies, one would think they'd have great HD streaming.

California is circling the drain. The tech companies are leaving. Apple put its new datacenter in NC, not in CA.

en103

join:2011-05-02
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to silbaco

Don't forget - there are a lot of 'rural' Californians as well.
I'm sure that there are many in parts of the high desert as well as the central valley as well as the few up in the north west parts of California that can't get better than 2Mbps.

Rural areas don't always have cable, and DSL 'may' be available.


OttoPylot

join:2000-11-21
San Jose, CA
reply to juilinsandar

It all depends on where you live in the Bay Area. I have a sustained 17Mbps DSL connection. But then I live under a copper mile from the CO.