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Lol, they are going to have to raise the prices to pay for the cancellation of the merger if it fails.

Totally this one ^^^ Now ATT customers are going to have to pay off the "ETF" for ATT if this deal fails.
    
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Wasn't it revealed that standard oil was gouging a certain subset of its customers via sub-companies it owned, while at the same time appearing to give very low prices by selling to the general public through their major company's name?
Monopolies are never good, despite whether they seem to offer low prices.

Sadly, utility company (water, electric, gas , etc) needs to be operated under monopoly (some cases duopoly), for competition truly does drive up its cost due to divided customers (higher average cost).
Edited by trumpet-205 - 12/12/11 at 1:51pm
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It works in so many ways guys. It depends on quite a few of variables.
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Sadly, utility company (water, electric, gas , etc) needs to be operated under monopoly (some cases duopoly), for competition truly does drive up its cost due to divided customers (higher average cost).

True, but utility companies are providing services that the government deems are basic resources, and as such are regulated by governing bodies in terms of prices offered to customers and annual profit margins allowed. If you're dealing with something that is not considered a basic resource/necessity, the government or governing bodies cannot intervene to determine fair pricing--that's why competitors are necessary.
    
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They are still charging around $25/month for 768k DSL, which hasn't been upgraded in more than 10 years. People in my area don't have a choice, its either that or Dial up. None of the cable providers want to run any lines out here mad.gif. If I have to download something more than a GB, I basically don't. I go to my brothers house and DL it and put it on a jump drive. 768k DSL was ok for 1999, but its 2011 and they aren't even trying to offer a faster connection.

Anyone know of any other options for people like me for better internet instead of suffering with 768k DSL? With file sizes in the GBs this connection is basically dial up.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 12/12/11 at 2:08pm
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This News makes me sad as a customer.
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They are still charging around $25/month for 768k DSL, which hasn't been upgraded in more than 10 years. People in my area don't have a choice, its either that or Dial up. None of the cable providers want to run any lines out here mad.gif. If I have to download something more than a GB, I basically don't. I go to my brothers house and DL it and put it on a jump drive. 768k DSL was ok for 1999, but its 2011 and they aren't even trying to offer a faster connection.
Anyone know of any other options for people like me for better internet instead of suffering with 768k DSL? With file sizes in the GBs this connection is basically dial up.

You can try wireless internet, or satellite internet. Both will be very pricy, but are faster than 768 Kbps.
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We must band together and teach these companies not to rape us anymore.
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They are still charging around $25/month for 768k DSL, which hasn't been upgraded in more than 10 years. People in my area don't have a choice, its either that or Dial up. None of the cable providers want to run any lines out here mad.gif. If I have to download something more than a GB, I basically don't. I go to my brothers house and DL it and put it on a jump drive. 768k DSL was ok for 1999, but its 2011 and they aren't even trying to offer a faster connection.
Anyone know of any other options for people like me for better internet instead of suffering with 768k DSL? With file sizes in the GBs this connection is basically dial up.

Where are you located?

Generally you could get better download and upload speeds with a 3G or 4G mobile connection package, if you have sufficient coverage in your area. Sprint and Verizon offer these, but they can get a little pricey and often have unrealistic bandwidth limitations.
    
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Behold a CEO throwing a temper tantrum. Grow up AT&T.
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