| |fuziwuziNot born yesterdayPremium
Crappy expensive broadband The problem is the same as with nearly every other industry in the US: greed. Our system has been overtaken by greed. No company gives a crap about their product anymore, or cares that they are treating the customer like, well, a customer. No, now the public is simply a profit item and the company must have ever higher and higher profits or else they are punished in the stock market. Greed will be the downfall of the US. Just recently, my partner and I set up our apartment in Shanghai. He ordered broadband internet service. The installer showed up on time on a Sunday morning and had the service up and running in less than 15 minutes. The cost for unlimited high-speed service (15Mbps/1Mbps) is the equivilent of $15US per month. Yeah, you have to deal with the Great Firewall, but that is easily surmounted by using alternate DNS (Google DNS works great) and a VPN (HideMyAss VPN for $60/year).
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Re: Crappy expensive broadband Greed, corruption, a stupid (yes stupid, not ignorant, they REFUSE to learn) population of sheeple, laziness, the list of attributes goes on and on. THIS is the new Amerika. Don't expect anything to get any better. There's no way it can.
| |linicxCaveat EmptorPremiumReviews:
| When the laws were changed to favor Telco and Cable all competition shot out the door. It won't make any difference and nothing will change. Why? Because the dominant players will not go into sparsely populated counties and parishes, any quicker than they will install towers in mountains. It is a fact of life.|
Just as one small example I live 30+ miles from the nearest town larger than 2,000 population, and 50 miles from a mid-size metro area of over 200,000 population. Between me and thee is a scattered string of under served and sparsely populated farm towns and 1000 acre farms. Although there is FIOS outside my door and WiFi available nearby, those services to residents are denied by the city. The only option is cable or telco. 10/2 Mbps from cable is $75 more than then 10/512 from telco.
The only way to cure it is to kill all contracts between Telco, Cable and Wireless companies and city and state governments and open the door to real competition.
It ain't gonna happen.
The danger is telco will use it as an excuse to pull out and leave the entire county without phone service, simply because they don't want to be here. Any one who believes Voip is a miracle cure for the outrageous cost of copper line phone service never had digital phone service in rural America where I live.
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| |trparkyApple... YUMPremium,MVMReviews:
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RIM won't show off BlackBerry 10 phones this year? Then if that's the case... you might as well just call them dead at this point. They are so far behind but if they wait until next year, with the competition already knowing what they will do with BB 10, they will be even further behind by the time they release.
With the iPhone5, Samsung Galaxy S III, and the future Note 2 duking it out, RIM will have zero chance to make up for lost market share.
Stick a fork in them, they're done.
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