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(1010WINS)   CEO of CableVision to have heart surgery. Heart performance expected to be mediocre, randomly go out for no reason   (1010wins.com) divider line 64
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2005-10-17 01:48:05 PM
I dunno. I might switch back to cable. After being a 4 year customer of Dish network, i called and asked to get a dual channel DVR.

"Sorry, we only give those to new customers..."

FU Dish network.
 
2005-10-17 01:53:01 PM
randomly go out for no reason

ive had cable tv/internet (TWC) for three years and it has only went out twice.

my friends who have direct tv are always over here, cuz the dish goes out all the time, even in sunny weather.

Manfred J. Hattan

Now the bill is funny (and sadly true).
 
2005-10-17 02:07:56 PM
Optimum Online, Cablevision's broadband division, is fast and awesome (8Mb down, 1Mb up), has no download caps, and is not uber-expensive ($40). How many Comcast or Verizon users can say THAT?

However, their television service is overpriced by, oh, about seventy bucks.
 
2005-10-17 02:22:30 PM
ilyag: STFU about OO. We're (any other broadband user) jelous and pissed.
 
2005-10-17 02:51:49 PM
I used to work for Cablevision, in the mid 80's back in Ohio. Met Mr. Dolan's brother, Larry, his wife, daughter and son on several occaisions, including a picnic at their place. They are a very nice family, and I thought they treated the employees very well. They sold the Ohio systems to Adelphia a while back.
 
2005-10-17 03:07:01 PM
SomeBigFarkingMan: We're (any other broadband user) jelous and pissed.

Heh, don't worry. Over 95% of all servers you're ever going to find online are so slow that the maximum you're ever gonna see is transfer rates at around 400 KB/sec.

Yeah, that's right. Our ISP is faster than the rest of the internet!
 
2005-10-17 03:25:06 PM
Serves him right for going up against his Dad and voted to kill VooM which was the only decent High Definition provider (satellite or otherwise).

Yes VooM was loosing money, but it was a great service. Young Dolan has no vision, unlike his father who saw HD was the next wave and was attempting to catch it. Had they managed to work together it might have had a chance to make money. But no, the kid voted against Dad at the board meetings and killed it.

Oh, how did the elder Dolan earn his chops deciding what type of TV services should be offered? Well you may be aware of a little known network called Home Box Office. Dad had a dream that people would pay for good movies and no commercials. The boy, apparently doesn't have that vision.

Don't fark with the wise old man!

/not bitter about losing my HD programming
//ok, I am bitter
///hate the lack of vision, but love the slashies
 
2005-10-17 03:49:45 PM
Cafeful - Optimum may have a 1Mb upload, but they will cap it to 150kB if you use it for x amount of time. They refuse to disclose the value of "x". Why offer the speed when you don't want people to actually use it??
 
Nib
2005-10-17 04:08:38 PM
Optimum Online has been nothing but good for me. The longest i can remember it being out was for maybe an hour or 2 for like the 3 years or so i had it.

Yea the TV sucks, but all TV does really.
 
Pav
2005-10-17 04:36:00 PM
carrot

"Will the doctors be operating from India?"

Cablevision doesn't outsource anything to India. Nice try though. If you call customer support you will get a guy/girl from right smack in the middle of long island.
 
2005-10-17 04:52:45 PM
SomeBigFarkingMan: ilyag: STFU about OO. We're (any other broadband user) jelous and pissed.


Not me. I've got Sprint broadband...
 
2005-10-17 06:19:59 PM
wow, is that what you guys pay? seems to be a lack of competition...

/ ~$50/month for cable +10Mbit
 
2005-10-17 06:53:45 PM
xweasel
Cafeful - Optimum may have a 1Mb upload, but they will cap it to 150kB if you use it for x amount of time. They refuse to disclose the value of "x". Why offer the speed when you don't want people to actually use it??

Err... 1Mb = 131,072 kilobytes
 
2005-10-17 07:00:10 PM
Oops, I meant bytes.
 
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