Man some of you may me sick!
I think it's funny how all of the Telco worshippers here can't wait for the day that the Telco swoops in and saves the day. (Let me remind you all how telco, just in the not too far past, was severly lashed out at because of they way they treated the consumer.) Remember the court ordered break up of Ma Bell?
You think the telephone companies are going to be any better? You think that their large business model is going to be any better than the large cable tv business model?
It's obvious from the amount of senceless whining that goes on here from the same handfull of people here that what you really want is a social society where everyone is on an even playing field.
Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that every man woman and child has a god-given right to broadband access at a price you want to pay does it? All you whiners realize that it cost money to build all this future, state of the art broadband network don't you? Have ANY of you whiners opened your eyes and taken a look at the number of providers in the last 5 years alone that have gone under trying to deliver a product to you at a price "you want to pay?" (which is far less than the cost to operate such a network) Yea.. let's allow companies to price themselves right out of business to the point that the taxpayer has to subsidize these corporate giants into existance again. Wow! Higher taxes! Waaahoo!
Bottom line, if you don't like the price you pay for internet, if you don't like the price of television, then cancel you service, put up the FREE antenna and go back to the $9.99 NetZero dial up access and be happy for once.
Let's put it this way.. you want to play with the big toys, you have to pay.
One more note to all you "boo hoo, Comcast raised my internet fee when they bought AT&T"... first, the price didn't change for NON-CABLE TV customers. It was always about $10.00 more per month. You guys also focus on how it's "more expensive" to have just internet without TV. The PRICE FOR INTERNET BROADBAND IS THE $57.00 price, NOT the $42.00 price. If you can read, and I know you can, their rate cards specifically state that internet is $57.00, $42 IF you purchase cable. It's called bundling. Oh, news flash, Satellite has a broadband option. Look at their price?
Some of you here make me sick listening to you. Thank god I am smart enough to realize that you are a VERY small portion of the demo out there.. so much more than less and a percent.
Oh, and if you are wondering why I am so harsh? I used to like this site years ago when it started. It has been taken over by a handfull of (what seems) emotional, uneducated people that have no one else to listen to their unfounded and unrealistic compaints that they can only get the few others that agree with them here to listen!
Why don't you whiners stand back and re-read your own words in a few weeks - you just might see how stupid you really sound!
I have Comcast for my ISP. I have had Comcast for year! I have NEVER had a problem with this company. Maybe some of you have, but that's life. Not everything is perfect. (Take a look at yourselves sometime would ya) - I think that Comcast charges a respectable fee for what is offered. I also know that there is a cost involved in running a system. I also know they they have to pay their venders what they ask for as well which is a majority of what drives the cost. I also now know, after listening to you whiners, that companies like Comcast have to give away a bunch of "free" stuff to shut you up in the name of competition. Think about it.. NOTHING IS FREE! Next time you post that "cable raises 3.5% again" message.. just remember all those free repair visits on YOUR inside wiring (that is legally YOURS, not theirs) or the I want a free month service because of a few hours of down time crap that you guys pull... or the "cableman was 5 minutes late so I want it free crap!" And you wonder why rates rise? It cost money to run a system in the utopia way that the minority whiners here think it should be run!
I seriously can't understand you people sometime.
Oh,.. and since some of you can't comprehend some of my statements here, at the end of my post here, I would like to remind those handfull that I said SOME of you and refer mostly to the insessive WHINERS here.. NOT EVERYONE!
So, in closing, .... to some of you... wait for the big bell companies to come and save you.. I know for one that I wouldn't hold my breath! To this day, I have see MANY more problems in getting phone service to be static free and my DSL (when I had it) to stay up and running without error before I cancelled it after the typical support call would result in "it's your problem, sir, not ours!)
Enjoy your saviours!