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jjj

@comcast.net
reply to JasonOD

Re: Time Warner Cable: "We refuse to compete"

I agree, Google is wasting shareholder money on stupidity. Verizon tried this before. $70.00 is an instant lost.



DataRiker
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said by jjj :

$70.00 is an instant lost.

Not really.

tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
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reply to jjj

said by jjj :

I agree, Google is wasting shareholder money on stupidity. Verizon tried this before. $70.00 is an instant lost.

I disagree, Verizon NEVER undercut cable on broadband EVER in it's history of being Verizon (competitive, yes.. undercut NO)

For ANY service, you'll have to go as far back to the RBOC days when competition among per minute local/long distance providers & clecs/dialarounds pushed them to offer unlimited service for a flat fee and then that flat fee got smaller and smaller-- that is until Telco and Cableco got into each other's market. Then it bottomed out and began a fleecing to get customers to bundle & pay more for less. Aside from Verizon, the other telcos and cablecos probably haven't spent more than 600 mil. on upgrades *their OWN money, not subsidy / tax break money*-- compared with an est. 17 - 24 billion with Verizon. While they get credit for that.. over 1,000 things the company's done since 2003 have erased just about all the beneficial perceptions in the marketplace among educated/informed consumers.

Google has an almost clean slate.. their history as an ISP's yet to be written...


PaulHikeS2

join:2003-03-06
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said by tmc8080:

Aside from Verizon, the other telcos and cablecos probably haven't spent more than 600 mil. on upgrades *their OWN money, not subsidy / tax break money*-- compared with an est. 17 - 24 billion with Verizon.

Where are you getting this misinformation? Or is your math just horribly wrong? In general, it's the telcos that receive tax breaks/subsidys: not cablecos. And you're contending that Verizon has spent more than 30 times what Comcast for example, has spent in upgrades? Really? Is there anything at all that you can cite to back this up?
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Packeteers
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reply to jjj

the google fiber story is about how people are willing to give up some privacy for fast cheap broadband. it's no different from many free wifi systems that log what you do and where you go online. google is in the business of advertising and marketing demographics, it's only using a fiber build to get at that creamy profit center. this is no different than game console makers selling you an xbox at cost, so you'll buy their console exclusive $50 games.