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tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
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reply to silbaco

Re: The next Bell System

said by silbaco:

The profit margin on FiOS could be very good, but as long as people continue to use DSL/copper it will remain low. Verizon needs to move everyone over to FiOS and off of copper because it is pricey to maintain a copper network. But they can't, so it continues to sit. If they could future FiOS expansion would not be out of the question.

Verizon hasn't paid more than lip service to actually offering 1gigabit and beyond to it's FIOS customers. Profit margins are dependant upon the consumer's income which at last check is getting squeezed tighter than a ponzi scheme bank acount after the money is laundered (stolen).

In 1996 dollars, you should have been able to afford $99 triple play services inclusive of all taxes & fees as a mid-grade tier. in 2012's dollars that's pushing $149.. What was the google's dual play price $140? This includes gigabit symmetric.

While the price should have gone up.. the verizon mid tier should reflect easily 100 - 300 megabits symmetric by now.

One last thing, there was at least a 2 year period of price deflation from 2008 - 2010 where all consumer prices were on a freeze or decline (if you saw prices increase you were getting gouged).

Glad to see Google fiber is now live instead of vaporware.. many people were speculating the first actual customer served would be well into next year.. (q1-2013)

openbox9
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Germany
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said by tmc8080:

verizon mid tier should reflect easily 100 - 300 megabits symmetric by now.

Why? Based on what?
said by tmc8080:

One last thing, there was at least a 2 year period of price deflation from 2008 - 2010 where all consumer prices were on a freeze or decline (if you saw prices increase you were getting gouged).

The real rate of inflation is what matters, not the CPI fluff numbers that get thrown around. I doubt there was any more "gouging" going on than normal during the last few years.

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
said by openbox9:

Why? Based on what?

Based on the fact that we're talking about an information technology.

Here's an example of an information technology you might be familiar with:

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore's_la ··· re's_law

openbox9
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That doesn't answer my question.

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
said by openbox9:

That doesn't answer my question.

It does answer it.

openbox9
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No.