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post #31 of 92
Whoever said that this should be a good thing and that it'll help lower prices is clearly uninformed about corporate policies. Time Warner has a responsibility to its shareholders to increase profits so that the stock prices increase, thereby earning money for the shareholders. A company can be extremely profitable, but due to the nature of corporations, shareholders still want profits to increase by a certain percentage every year.

Pretty much every regular corporation in the world would love to pull your pants down if they thought they could get away with it - only a few companies in sectors where they have a utility monopoly or the price to enter the market as a supplier is too massive (read: technology) can do so. The risks of losing out to the established corporations are far too great to put up the huge sums of money required to catch up technologically. In areas where there is competition for the cable/internet industry (real high speed competition - not 12meg cable vs 1.5meg dsl), prices are as much as 75% lower (bill price - not price per megabit) and service quality tends to be dramatically better (higher speeds). If we could get more competing television/internet companies in any given market, things like this wouldn't be happening unless there was major collusion going on.
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Hmm, decision times.

I use Time Warner right now, and have for years, because that's the primary provider for the last two places I've lived (Hawaii and New York). I'll be moving back to Georgia in less than two years, and I'll definitely want to do my homework before going with my next ISP.

Not to mention, a cable TV provider that has a better high definition package, and a receiver with an HDMI port.
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post #33 of 92
i stream netflix pretty much everyday... at least one title..

plus steam
plus itunes
plus plus plus..

Good thing the bay area has so many options

I wonder how this will affect folding @ home ?
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These guys are more greedy then comcast and at&t and i didnt know that was possable they arent out to fix thier network just out to fill thier pockets cause you dont cap the lowest tier to 5gigs if its for anything but make you richer. And these rippoffs arent even lowing the package prices to make up for the super low bandwith your allowed to use people in that area really need to make a fuss and show isps we we wont be pushed around like cattle and charged bogus prices.
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post #36 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
These guys are more greedy then comcast and at&t and i didnt know that was possable they arent out to fix thier network just out to fill thier pockets cause you dont cap the lowest tier to 5gigs if its for anything but make you richer. And these rippoffs arent even lowing the package prices to make up for the super low bandwith your allowed to use people in that area really need to make a fuss and show isps we we wont be pushed around like cattle and charged bogus prices.
tl;dr Corporations exist to make money.

What a revelation.
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well im screwed...I got my own bandwith monitering, the new DD-WRT V24...this really sucks...I used A LOT of bandwith this weekend playing Lineage2 and Vent F U TW

Hope this not hit the NEO (North-East Ohio) Region anytime soon.
yea i hope so also i live in the same area
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post #38 of 92
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tl;dr Corporations exist to make money.

What a revelation.
The problem isn't that they exist to make money. All businesses exist to make money (a few crazy people run things for entertainment when they already have money, but those don't really count). Corporations must increase profits by a certain percentage annually and that is where the problems lie. They do what they must to keep bloodthirsty shareholders at bay. Unlike private companies, corporations aren't able to be happy with a certain annual profit. Their structure doesn't allow it.
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post #39 of 92
Serves them right for not upgrading their infrastructure earlier, and actually use goverment handouts that they have been getting for all these years. I hope they go bankrupt. Im happy with my FIOS.
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i use 10gb a day for hosting a ftp sever on opensource projects and my steam sever running a tf2 sever and a gmod sever i really hope they dont do this in my area and if i download the orange box on steam thats like 6gb and 3 family members at my house on xbox live constantly downloading demos and playing games

so in four days i will cap it
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