Just saw in a news article that the USA is now in 10th place for people with broadband connections.
In the USA,in my opinion, greedy broadband companies rave about offering a lousy 1-3MB/sec for $30-$50/month, while places like Japan offer their people HS Internet at 8MB/sec for 10 bucks a month?
Maybe the Bush's proposal for universal broadband by 2007 should be spearheaded by telling these greedy sob's that sell the "High Speed" service to us at thier "Low Price" isn't low, and should cut their RATES,BS, and hype and just supply modems which they have already have that are capable of 10mb/s and higher.
Does Japan, and other countries use BPL/PLC to accomplish this? If so then I'll stay at 1-3MB/S, just lower the cost to increase customer base..
I haven't seen the cable leases myself, but some have said that if your throughput is too high, it's (In the Small Print they say), the ISP can either charge you MORE money, or shut you down, is this really true?
I would love to hear about those that have cable modems and have re-read their contracts as Iam going to do with my DSL.
73 N2ACX Gary
Yes, you are indeed Joe Consumer. #You want the best and you want it for next to nothing. #You're the reason we have growing monopolies in airlines, cellular carriers, and LD companies. You're the reason when I call customer service my call is routed to India or the local person promises service restoral in 2 weeks. You're the reason an ambulance in a college town gets fast busies on their cellphone so kids can "hook-up" for free. You'd say, "the greedy sob's ought to add more cells!!", yet you're the reason there are so many cellphone towers.
Originally Posted by [b
Do you own stock in any company? #Then you're the "greedy sob"! #
We have greedy sob stockholders and whiney want it for free consumers and the loser? #The poor employee laid off when companies aren't making money. I laugh my butt off when I hear people blame any President for the economy. #You want to blame someone for the economy? #Look in the mirror!!
We exist at the whim of "investors" and "consumers". We borrow money to give away our services and what profits there are go to "stockholders". When we have an economy based on companies that retain employees, deliver a good product, have excellent customer service, and turn a modest profit then it will last.
*OVER and OUT*
AG4YO, blaming ME personally for companies routing calls to India, the many cell towers,yada yada yada, is so lame, it has me laughing here.
Personally Iam not going to attack you with a post like your's to me, go find someone else to rip apart.
Oh and BTW I like GWB
Oh, btw,"have a really great day" N2ACX
ag4yo: My this is enlightening
They have cheap broadband in Japan because most cities are wired wall-to-wall with fiber. The only way that can be profitable in a free-enterprise environment is where the population density is extremely high. And I don't know if you've ever been to Japan, but the population density is a sight to behold. People are very close together, and Americans don't like to live that way. That right there is a huge strike against cheap broadband because the footprint of the infrastructure is huge.
Japanese culture demands the fastest and greatest whizbang. Whereas the Japanese may have cheap broadband, they also spend a lot of money on gadgets and the services that go with them and that creates a technology economy that we simply do not have here. Couple that with the fact that technical support on many foreign ISPs is limited to "lemme check to see if we're up ... (pause pause pause)... yeah, we're up, must be your computer, thanks for calling" and you can see why it costs $10.
I don't know what the other OM's rant was about, but I agree with some of what he said. America's demand for bigger, faster and cheaper has turned our economy into a race to the bottom. Stalin said that American's will fight over who will sell us the rope we'll use to hang them. Although he's long dead and his country's communist ideals tend to be on their way out, one thing is certain (and I apologize for not remember who the quote is from), the biggest enemy of capitalism is capitalism itself.
That may be the dumbest post of the day, week, month, year, decade, century, millineum, and the history of mankind rolled into one.
Originally Posted by [b