New York, NY
Lack of competition People with no options forced into shitty overpriced internet service. It should be regulated as a utility.
Re: Lack of competition After the vodaphone purchase ($130 B) finalized in Feb 2014, it is now considered same company.
Re: Verizon's replacement for wireline...disgusting
said by Zenit:So if CWA members became shareholders they would balance part of the equation, and could avoid part of the downside if they did not buy the product. Best of all worlds because they'd at least have a job.
Its really about the VZ management wanting to do everything the absolute cheapest, hack-job, fastest route while being able to fleece customers to an extreme while returning extreme dividends to the shareholders.
Cheap labor = working + extreme dividends while not being fleeced.
On the serious side, I've seen both sides of the labor environment, and sometimes it seems like politics in Washington: everybody gripes that they're not getting enough, that there is no fairness, and in the end nothing changes much. Don't get me wrong. Fight for what you believe, but remember the other side is doing the same.
The pendulum swings.
it's not about the fiber, or the DSLAMS. It's about the Union labor......... That same union labor that made it all possible to be in the position it is in today?
That same union labor that installed miles of fiber on poles that sits unused because upper management can't see past the present?
That same union labor that went without pay raises while the CEO and upper management increased their salaries ten fold?