Comcast CEO Embraces Google Fiber
'Oh, I Hope There's a Demand For It,' Says CEO
Most of the companies that suddenly find themselves competing against Google Fiber haven't been particularly graceful about that fact. CenturyLink responded to Google Fiber's entry into "their" Provo, Utah market by whining incessantly
it. Other companies, like Time Warner Cable and Comcast, have tried to draw press and public attention away from their own high prices and slow service by insisting that nobody needs or even really wants symmetrical 1 Gbps connections for $70
Speaking recently at the NCTA cable trade show, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts responded to inquiries about Google Fiber by embracing the speed whole-heartedly
"Oh, I hope there’s a demand for it," he responded. "The more customers crave speed, the more the kids in the garage and the geniuses around the world can invent applications that require speed, that’s the best thing that can happen to our industry. We have to embrace that competition."
Granted Comcast lobbyists are still running around trying to argue that United States broadband doesn't have serious competition and price issues
and that anyone who claims otherwise is confused, but at least it seems they've now realized that when you sell broadband, you want
your customers to be excited about faster and better options.
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Re: Comcast next major 1gbps provider?
I don't believe Comcast presently has its services capped. Non-issue, but it does make for a nice unwarranted poke in the eye.