Broadband, Uncapped in Continental U.S.

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    Apr 16, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    For those that would willingly roll over to this notion that capping Internet broadband access is acceptable...

    I'm saddened to think that people in this world accept tiered/restricted Internet access, as it opens the doors for far worse.

    For this PARTICULAR individual who seems content with it, I say you're a dip shit who is entirely overrated on many fronts :-)

    Haha, but in all seriousness, here's a link to progress.

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/04/theyre-gone-after-outcry-time-warner-uncaps-the-tubes.ars
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    Apr 17, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    ucla_matta saidFor those that would willingly roll over to this notion that capping Internet broadband access is acceptable...

    I'm saddened to think that people in this world accept tiered/restricted Internet access, as it opens the doors for far worse.

    For this PARTICULAR individual who seems content with it, I say you're a dip shit who is entirely overrated on many fronts :-)

    Haha, but in all seriousness, here's a link to progress.

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/04/theyre-gone-after-outcry-time-warner-uncaps-the-tubes.ars


    I was wondering how it would shake out.

    Here in Lewisville, TX, Verizon has taken 60% of the households from Times Warner, previously Comcast. That's a huge chunk of revenue lost by TW. Serves them right. They never would install cable jacks in my apartment despite a letter from my landlord encouraging it, and several warnings from me that I would not be their customer if they failed to accommodate me. (I had coax laying all over the place.) There were numerous outages, congestion, folks who barely spoke English on the phone, and GROSS incompetence on the part of the folks who worked for them. No wonder cable tv is in the ten least most liked vendors.

    Verizon does not meter my bandwidth. The connection is rock solid. Customer Service and the field reps speak English and are generally competent, and there's no compression, solar outages (it comes on the fiber all the way), lightning outages, splicing outages, or slow times. We have 1000's of titles on demand and PPV, AND, we have widgets, and games, on the TV, as well as Starz Play (yes, Starz) on the computer, along with the usual Rhapsody, and Real Games. The product is superb, with my only complaint being that Verizon is really good at fouling up billing.

    I think the cable company are being spanked, and rightfully so. They've done a horrible job, doing downright stupid shit in many instances.

    Verizon FIOS / triple play is a superior product. I can get a 50M/20M connection for about 180.00 a month, with static ips. I can get tv, phone, and 10M/2M from Verizon, with $150 cash back for 99.95 a month, with no caps, a superb installation, and English-speaking customer service.

    No. I don't work for Verizon. I've been a real pain in its behind several times, but, every time, they end up pleasing me.