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post #31 of 74
Never expect UBB. Doesn't matter what the company says. If I had the startup costs, getting a symmetrical 150/150 would cost me $600/month from a datacenter, and it puts me directly onto 2 international backbones. No cap, no limits. I can do 150 up + down for every second of every month. That's for me, a consumer. Those ISPs can get it even cheaper.
Rolling out the infrastructure is where the cost is, but that's negligible because in most areas the rollout cost would be paid off in 2 years (very unpopulated).

Until the industry gets regulated and companies look at people as something other than dollar signs, (western) internet will be forever slow.
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post #32 of 74
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Don't get political.
What do you propose we do when a government moves to increase internet regulation?

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Why? Your 401K/IRA is largely dependent on successful corporations. If they fail, you retire in a tent. I'm willing to bet that 99% of the people here who want "evil" corporations to fail are living sheltered in high school or college.
Corporations only serve to maximize profit. 100% delocalized inhuman self-interest. They have too much power, and not nearly enough responsibility.

I apologize for not being whored out to these monstrosities.
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What of australia then? We are only just getting unlimited plans....
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Competition has driven services and prices. If there is third party meddling in driving down prices, you are not going to get the internet you want.
Excuse me?! do you know how the regulations use to be? back in the 90's we had regulation in place that allowed smaller competing companies to sell out last mile lines of the big ISPs to drive innovation up and costs down.

Our ISPs simply bribed and sued the government until those were repealed.
Yet countries like Japan and South Korea have those kind of regulations in place and their average home broadband speed is 10x that of the US, and increasing at a much faster rate.

And don't even talk about population density. its actually cheaper to lay cable/fiber out in the country because there is less paperwork and less stuff already in the ground.

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Water, gas, electricity all operate as monopolies and there is oversight for that. But look at the cost side too. At least in California, took forever to get remote meter reading capability...and it still doesn't work. We added 10M people in the last couple decades but no more water resevoirs.
May i also remind you that the USA was not 100% wired for electricity and phone lines until After they became Regulated by the government as utilities.
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Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
UBB will be the second largest scam ever second to insurance. Governments like scams that increase the ammount of taxes people pay...
Come to Australia.

Seriously, what you're crying about: i don't get it.
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UBB will be the second largest scam ever second to insurance. Governments like scams that increase the amount of taxes people pay...
Youldn't want our taxo-on-tax tax then...
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Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
Haha silly 'mericans I guess it's slightly lost in translation. When I say insurance I mean car, house, mortgage and life types of insurance not health.
Now I see the "political" link duckie was warning about.
I mean people paying out thousands and thousands in product insurance that never has any claims yet increases and increases as the scam.

Ahh I needed a good laugh.
lol @ the child that doesn't even pay for insurance.
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What of australia then? We are only just getting unlimited plans....
Slightly off-topic here:

Who is that in your avatar? I can't tell if it's Katy Perry, Zooey Deschanel, or her older sister Emily. Or is it someone else entirely?


edit: Ah, Zooey. Should have looked at your sig first. Disregard >.>
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post #39 of 74
After one of the older threads I ended up emailing the FCC a smart ass letter that thanked them for doing absolutely nothing while the telco's screwed us over. Low and behold today I got a call and voice mail from AT&T about my complaint to the FCC and how they would be contacting me about it. I was shocked.
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Originally Posted by Marc-Olivier Beaudoin View Post
Internet shouldn't be free it should be fair and neutral. And now a day internet should be cheap... not a cash cow. I dream the day when internet will be free like water here in Quebec would be so lucky to live here .
Your water is not free - you pay for it with your taxes.

Nothing is ever free, ever. It's always paid by someone somewhere.

EDIT: And if you think "free internet" can be added, then you should also realize that another $50/month in taxes for the average taxpayer can be added just as easily.
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