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intok

join:2012-03-15
reply to elray

Re: Fine is not just $100,000/day

Wrong, they are gouging on the price, as is the case with all hardwire ISPs.


openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
Germany
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Says you. You believe $70/mth for access to the Internet is gouging? What should it be, $19.95?



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said by openbox9:

Says you. You believe $70/mth for access to the Internet is gouging? What should it be, $19.95?

For Fios, no, but for sub 8 Mbps ADSL then yes it is gouging. 8 Mbps ADSL down to 3 Mbps ADSL should be under $40.00 /month.
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openbox9
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join:2004-01-26
Germany
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Why? What's the cost basis? Profit margin? Why $40/mth? Is that for every ADSL provider, both large and small, or just a handful?


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
reply to intok

said by intok:

Wrong, they are gouging on the price, as is the case with all hardwire ISPs.

If this were the case, then market forces would have responded, over the past seven years, and challenged Verizon's "monopoly" status.

The price Verizon asks, is indeed, too high for the majority of potential buyers, but that doesn't translate to gouging.


intok

join:2012-03-15

The market forces are price fixing, collusion and extreme greed.


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink

Greed dictates that a competitor would enter the fray and try to take a swath of the "excessive" profits, whatever those are.

That's effectively what the cable broadband industry has done, and the result is we have cheaper and faster service in over 90% of the country.



intok

join:2012-03-15

You don't think they didn't? »Telcos Vastly Overcharge Government for Snooping

They've found the current max they can charge on top of other often required services and fees where they will nickel and dime ever more money.


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink

said by intok:

You don't think they didn't? »Telcos Vastly Overcharge Government for Snooping

They've found the current max they can charge on top of other often required services and fees where they will nickel and dime ever more money.

Those charges aren't necessarily excessive, given the allegedly infrequency of the service orders and the special handling required.