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I wish I had that right now. I'm sharing this 15Mbit line with 3 other roommates and I can't load 720p videos on YouTube without buffering every 10 secs.
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The only real reason they're against it is because they'll need to spend millions in infrastructure upgrades. They're happy milking everyone off old decaying cable lines from the 80's.

Actually that's not quite true, Comcast did do some infrastructure upgrades in my area five or six years ago... to replace equipment from the late 80's.
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If only AT&T and Comcast could just die...
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We dropped our cable here for netflix.. Saved ourselves $50 a month after switching. Only down side to doing so is waiting a bit for new shows to come out on DVD, but besides that, we get our entertainment fix and saving ourselves a ton of money.

I'm not shocked some execs don't want to upgrade. How can they make money if they spend it? Even though they already have billions in savings, and wouldn't even hurt to upgrade their stuff since they would make their money back, they're really not in business to provide excellent service, meet consumer demand, and make a decent profit off of it because they deserve it, they're just in business to make money, anyway they can.
Edited by konoii - 6/20/11 at 7:14pm
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there is of course an unstated fear by the cable companies of higher speeds helping out netflix etc. and hurting their bottom line even more then piracy.

I can't really blame them but they need to grow and evolve other ways of being competitive. Right now the only real reason to even bother with cable/dish is if for sports programming. Netflix is a better alternative for everything else, especially if you have the speed and reliability to stream HD content.

Who wants to go in with me on starting a HD sports streaming service? $15 a month with all national network sports broadcast, all the espn channels, nhl, nba, nfl and mlb programming? I'd sign up for that in a heartbeat.
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Doesnt really matter with all the caps the ISPs are slowly rolling out, you;ll reach your limit in a hour.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flying Toilet View Post
"We shouldn't build a car that goes over 70 miles an hour, because that's the speed limit." Good job coming way out of left field on that one, senior executive.
"I just don’t see any other application for that other than piracy".

"I just don't see any other application for that other than speeding".

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Let's just get dialup.
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