Re: What are these guys smoking? There are of course many inaccuracies, but when your technology is VASTLY inferior you always need to downplay. It's like saying a 5400k 160 GB seagate drive is as good as a Samsung 840 Pro 160 SSD. Well maybe the customer only needs 100GB, but it will happen 1000x faster on SSD than the spinning platter. Also spinning platters are mechanical and they die easier (for the most part). If you look at pricing, it's not 1000x difference either. IF the customer had a choice, where do you think they would go?
The demand comment is bunk because TWC is charging for 30/5 what google people get for 1000/1000. Any "high" speed, the cost is crazy. I can get 500, but would cost $500 a month. I can see why there would be little residential demand for that. Even 300 is a cool $299.
Why cover those bozos anyways? They will be sipping margaritas off their yachts in Ft Lauderdale in a few months anyways.
Where I live if my coax could make is 3 years before needing replacement that was a good day. Then TWC would tear up my lawn and fix it 6 months later. Going on almost 4 years w/ FiOS and nary a peep. That fibre will outlive me. While coax is better than copper it's nowhere close to fibre.
Mountain View, CA
| My favourite part of the quote is this:|
quote:Right, so, what's the problem? Theirs works, ours works, Comcast's works, AT&T's works, Rogers' works.....
Their product works. Our product works just as well.
The problem is that like most conglomerates they're afraid of actual competition. They don't know what they can say that demonises the competition (think of it like US political debates, where mudslinging is the top choice of rebuttal), so instead they say quite literally "it's neither here nor there" -- in effect is saying absolutely nothing. Why did LaJoie open his mouth? A better choice would have been for him to not say anything at all.
All in all, I think it's just another manifestation of this. We Americans just want to fight, and if we can't fight, we just want to hear ourselves talk. (Yes, you can use this post of mine as an example if you wish.)
Making life hard for others since 1977.
I speak for myself and not my employer/affiliates of my employer.
San Jose, CA
Re: Delusional Unfortunately, his jedi mind tricks work on many.
Re: Yep. The same And TWC compresses many HD channels with switched digital video. Google essentially uses the same effective quality as the original feed from content provider.
They try to compete with rhetoric and sophistry rather than service I've had Google Fiber in KC for a few weeks, switching from TWC.
TWC doesn't really compete on any level, especially uplink. We've been complaining about signal issues in our building for years but TWC didn't do a thing until Google started to actually install fiber in our building. TWC showed up unsolicited and 'upgraded' the cabling to allow 100.
TWC now offers 100/5 in my building for $95 (no TV) with future plans for 300. 5M uplink? They also recently sent a flyer 'deal' for 20/1 Internet, TV/DVR and HBO for $120. They aren't even trying to compete with Google Fiber in KC.
edit: Here's my review of Google Fiber in comparison to TWC...
»Review of Google Fiber by existenz
Re: They try to compete with rhetoric and sophistry rather than service
said by existenz:Sure they are, but they've found that it is far more economically feasible to do their fighting using lobbyists in DC, and not out on the streets where they provide service. They simply are not equipped to compete in any conventional way. It's something they rarely have to do.
They aren't even trying to compete with Google Fiber in KC.
Re: They must not be good at basic math... For Starters Your forgetting the $8 modem rental and $3 in taxes....