Where before? Clearwire was once in Albuquerque, New Mexico but failed and went away here.
I hope the best for them.
They need to concentrate on getting customers not installing fancy technology.
I'm not sure that Switzerland is the best analogy Highly overpriced.
Difficult to get in and out of.
Reputation for snobbishness.
Worked closely with some dubious regimes in its history
Far less neutral than their reputation
Highly secretive, even clannish
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Re: I'm not sure that Switzerland is the best analogy First thing popped into my mind.
Why does Clearwire want to launder plundered Nazi gold.....
Petty people are disproportionally corrupted by petty power
Re: I'm not sure that Switzerland is the best analogy Yes - 4 times. Have you?
| And a truly xenophobic nation, living in a weird, state-run quasi-authoritarian regime which has almost no tolerance for any deviant behavior.|
Quite telling that all my Swiss friends went abroad and eventually started their families there and none of them wants to move back.
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Waaaa waaaa waaaa. You just want what you want and don't care to factor in what is right or true. Your perspectives are un-American, and deserve far more ridicule than I'm prepared to pile on them.
new analogy i perfer to think of overpriced services from clear & other wireless carriers as toilet water, heavily soiled at that.. not quite clear at all
Switzerland... Switzerland is....
- Expensive. To live, to eat, to do anything.
- Claim to be (net)neutral, but really aren't.
- Is surrounded by Big Euro(Telco), and can't live without it. (Nor with it)
- With the problems in the Eurozone, the Swiss economy is failing as well. Swiss franks are no longer a safe currency to deal with.
- Sloooowwww to get from one place to the next because of all the mountain passes you have to take to get from A to B. (And I have driven there, yes)
"I reject your reality and substitute my own!"
Re: Switzerland... - Europe is expensive to live, eat, and do anything compared to the US. This is not unique to Switzerland.
- The world economy is failing. The Swiss frank is doing better than most currencies. As a matter of fact, they recently had to drive their currency down; investors were trying to buy it to hedge against other problem currencies such as the euro and the dollar...
- I don't know, I drove from Strasbourg to Zurich on a pretty big interstate without any problems. It wasn't that slow. Have you ever driven on "rim of the world highway" (CA 18)? Man THAT is slow. Geesh those darned mountains! I guess that means that every road in California is slow going, right?
Re: Switzerland... CA 18 isn't as slow as Highway 1 at rush hour, nor as dangerous for that matter.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Re: Switzerland... Highway 1?! Mere child's play to the king of traffic clusterf@#$s!:
101(Bayshore frwy for my NoCal friends)@.....wait for it.....405 intersection in SoCal. Ahhhhh yes, a thing of beauty...even have time to study the articulate way the pavement runs( think with the grain-like wood)while you're waiting for traffic to move. Enjoy the quarter mile view until it all fades to brown.... Check on your neighbors(folks in other cars you actually get to know because your sitting still for soooooo long)...having a friend call you on your cell phone(might as well use it, you ain't moving anyway) saying they see your car on the CalTrans camera....
That's traffic, man!
Re: Switzerland... That's ridiculous, and also why I stay in NorCal and in the Bay Area for the most part. LA traffic is almost as bad as traffic in DC.
Re: Switzerland... Just one of the reasons I would never live in one of those places! (Not to mention that I probably couldn't afford it anyway)
Great, they already are. They have perfect swiss cheese coverage.
Re: Great, they already are. Damn! I have a huge urge for swiss cheese now!