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winsyrstrife
River City Bounce
Premium
join:2002-04-30
Brooklyn, NY

Careful what you wish for

Speaking a language your customers don't understand may be part of the reason your business has been so successful.

Careful Maggie. Educating your customers may be the last thing you want...



jmn1207
Premium
join:2000-07-19
Ashburn, VA
kudos:1

3 recommendations

They wouldn't educate the consumer, they want to indoctrinate the consumer.


existenz

join:2014-02-12
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Google Fiber

She says, "Google is pitching something that's beyond the capacity of many devices."

There are many devices that can't do over 30Mbps yet many ISPs offer much more. And many hardwired can do near a Gbit, basically any new computer. She apparently doesn't understand there can be many users in a household that can bottleneck a connection - likely won't happen with a Gbit. Who is the one confused.

Google wants to influence ISPs to keep ahead of bandwidth demand, no caps and reasonable rates. They have already influenced the $70 Gbit baseline. Many ISPs are now bumping speeds w/out bumping prices. Can't prove Google influenced that but if they 'think' they did, may be worth it to them to keep up the 'hype'.



telcodad
Premium
join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:15

What Frontier CEO Maggie Wilderotter said sounds awfully similar to what a regional president for SBC said 10 years ago about a proposed municipal fiber-optic broadband system:

From:
Comcast Used This 'Spooky' Propaganda to Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor
By Jason Koebler, MotherBoard - July 28, 2014
»motherboard.vice.com/read/the-fl···mpetitor

quote:
Meanwhile, Kirk Brannock, midwest networking president for SBC at the time, told city council members in the area that "fiber is an unproven technology."

“What are you going to do with 20 Mbps? It’s like having an Indy race car and you don’t have the racetrack to drive it on. We are going to be offering 3 Mbps. Most users won’t use that,” he said.
Translate that to today:

"What are you going to do with 1 Gbps? It’s like having an Indy race car and you don’t have the racetrack to drive it on. We are going to be offering 100 Mbps. Most users won’t use that."

In fact, from »CenturyLink: Trust Us, You Don't Need Google Fiber :
quote:
Meanwhile, according to CenturyLink, Google Fiber is irrelevant and CenturyLink is not worried at all about them:
quote:
"It's like having a fancy sports car," Schmitt says. "It might go 200 miles per hour, but what good does that do if the speed limit is 60?"


dra6o0n

join:2011-08-15
Mississauga, ON
Reviews:
·ITalkBB
reply to jmn1207

When I went to a staff meeting for Tim Horton's they said to not order your customers, but you can influence them.

These lobbiest does the opposite. Apparently thinks people are naturally stupid.
If people are stupid, there wouldn't be any crimes, and businesses wouldn't be exploiting others. Because stupidity simplifies the issue at hand to the lowest level. You'd have farmers selling to storekeepers to the customers at the same price.

If people were stupid, we'd be in a fantasy RPG where nothing bad ever happens because none of us are smart enough to take advantage of each other.



catchingup

@135.23.225.x

said by dra6o0n:

When I went to a staff meeting for Tim Horton's they said to not order your customers, but you can influence them.

These lobbiest does the opposite. Apparently thinks people are naturally stupid.
If people are stupid, there wouldn't be any crimes, and businesses wouldn't be exploiting others. Because stupidity simplifies the issue at hand to the lowest level. You'd have farmers selling to storekeepers to the customers at the same price.

If people were stupid, we'd be in a fantasy RPG where nothing bad ever happens because none of us are smart enough to take advantage of each other.

This is so illogical and crazy it is sad.

kinda pissed

join:2012-06-06
Newsoms, VA
reply to jmn1207

No u guys don't understand it's horribly unfair for google to come in and offer a superior product. Besides who wants internet that is more then fast enough when u can have slow over priced internet. Besides like frontier implies most customers are to dumb to use 1 gig they might blow themselves up or something.