Sedro Woolley, WA
Re: I thought Verizon....
said by aaronwt:AT&T will be buying Verizon next.
currently has wireless streaming rights with the NFL?
| |IPPlanManHoly Cable Modem Batman
Re: yeah? The first quarter... of one.
Re: TV Contracts ruined sports
said by FreedomThink :They had TV timeouts back in the 70's. It is not new. Not sure when they started. I only know they had them during the Redskin games I went to back around the late 70's.
I had a good ole g-sat satellite in the late 80s. I could watch lots of NFL games without any commercials for free with my satellite subscription. No seperate package was needed.
The Sunday ticket rolled out in 94 and was still relatively ad free.
To keep my rant short skip to today where they have TV timeouts and you pay a yearly fee to watch a smaller percentage of live football and are forced to listen to government propaganda injected into sports (bob costas gun control push, forced draft of Michael Sam, and son on) the consumer is now paying to ruin the content they enjoy.
Sorry but the average consumer is a sucker and as long as consumers act like suckers we are going to be treated as such. I cancelled my direct tv in 08 and haven't had the Sunday ticket since. I don't miss it one bit. I won't watch the NFL like I used to until it returns to being a real sport not corrupted by $$ and corporate and government greed.
I just wish there were enough people like me to put there money where their mouth is to fight back against these corrupt goverment monopolized corporations.
Re: This is why AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast should be dumb pipes
said by smcallah:Perhaps the dumb pipe should not be a profitable business, but a service that any business can utilize fairly to make potential profits? The internet infrastructure is going to eventually have to be similar to how roads are currently managed/maintained for all the folks that currently make use of them. In fact, in many places, when new roads are built or expanded, oftentimes utilities are dropped in at the same time. It only makes sense.
What reason would the dumb pipe owners have to upgrade their dumb pipes then?