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Monday Evening Links
by Revcb 07:30PM Monday Feb 25 2013
Mobile Data Revenue in U.S. and U.K. to Surpass Voice Revenue by 2014 [allthingsd.com]
Aereo Widens Net to 19M Homes [lightreading.com]
House Republicans Take New Aim at Broadband Subsidies [broadcastingcable.com]
Six Incredibly Predictable Results of 'Six Strikes...' [digitalmusicnews.com]
Verizon prowling for LTE roaming partners, to deploy 200 LTE small cells in 2013 [fiercewireless.com]
AT&T wants to bill you for everything [CNN Money]
Gigabit Wi-Fi? Not so fast [computerworld.com]
Telecom CEOs: US regulators better than Europe [mercurynews.com]
Android outselling Apple iOS in America, new report says [networkworld.com]
Another iPhone Passcode Bypass Vulnerability Discovered [threatpost.com]
Apple Is Beta-Testing An Update That Kills Evasi0n Jailbreak [forbes.com]

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House Republicans Take New Aim at Broadband Subsidies

Ask yourself if it is worth borrowing money from China, sticking your grandchildren with the bill, to fund the expansion of Mediacom or any other provider. The answer is most certainly no.

People choose to live where they live. I live in a state with sky high taxes. If I want to avoid paying them, I can leave and move to Florida or Texas. I live in a city with the problems that come with that like traffic, light pollution and noise. If I don't like it, I can move.

The bottom line is people who live in a place that doesn't have broadband should have thought about that before signing on the dotted line. Don't move next to an airport and then bitch about the noise. Certainly don't move next to an airport and then expect everyone else to fly around you.
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Re: House Republicans Take New Aim at Broadband Subsidies

Yes and no. Most people choose where they live. Others have to because it is simply the only practical solution. It would be impractical for a farmer to have to drive out from the city to his livestock or fields several times a day. And there is perhaps an even bigger reason these days to live near your farm. The chance of vandalism and theft is high and growing. Think people wouldn't steal a tractor or shoot your livestock for the hell of it? Think again.

However, I do have to agree that there are better ways to handle the broadband problems in the US other than subsidies.

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Re: House Republicans Take New Aim at Broadband Subsidies

People choose their trade and where they live. People choose to be farmers or not be farmers. If broadband was important, the farmer should have been an accountant.
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Re: House Republicans Take New Aim at Broadband Subsidies

said by skeechan:

People choose their trade and where they live. People choose to be farmers or not be farmers. If broadband was important, the farmer should have been an accountant.

And if all farmer became accountants you wouldn't have any food to eat. Using your logic we never should have given farmers electricity sine it was clearly not profitable to extended electrical lines out miles away for ONE farm house. Oh but wait farmers having electricity means they could produce more and lower their costs too and thus lower food prices.

I love it when haves tell the have nots what they do or do not deserve.