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(Daily Kos)   Moochers upset that high speed internet is only available to those that pay for it   (dailykos.com) divider line 247
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2013-02-13 02:28:28 AM  
I don't click KOS links, but I'm sure it's welfare liberals complaining.
 
2013-02-13 08:55:52 AM  
I think a War on Comcast would have huge popular support.
 
2013-02-13 09:05:44 AM  
My experience with Comcast is that even if you pay for it it's not available.
 
2013-02-13 09:40:50 AM  
Comcast is digital Nazism.
 
2013-02-13 09:41:20 AM  
Wow, way to be stupid subby. Way to be stupid as hell.
 
2013-02-13 09:42:23 AM  
It's too bad we don't live in a capitalist society like most of Europe and Asia.  In South Korea you can get a gigabit connection for something like $20 a month.  That's what competition in the marketplace does.
 
2013-02-13 09:43:59 AM  
Why would cable companies want to improve speeds? Unless google starts deploying around the country they don't have any real competition.  It is sad I had fast internet nearly a decade ago in Asia than I do in NYC or DC today.
 
2013-02-13 09:44:41 AM  
Every American has a right to look at naked women and insult people they'll never meet at high loading speeds.
 
2013-02-13 09:44:56 AM  
We're pretty much a laughing stock in terms of our internet.

Ask anyone from a developed nation and they'll tell you we've fallen for the biggest scam they can imagine. Hyper expensive for amazingly shiatty service.

Not related but they'll also laugh hysterically in your face when you tell them you have to pay for text messaging.
 
2013-02-13 09:45:41 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: It's too bad we don't live in a capitalist society like most of Europe and Asia.  In South Korea you can get a gigabit connection for something like $20 a month.  That's what competition in the marketplace does.


Troll harder
 
2013-02-13 09:45:49 AM  
Submitter didn't read their own submission? I'm shocked.
 
2013-02-13 09:46:02 AM  
Again, we look to Europe to see what could be...

..in this case, specifically Finland.
 
2013-02-13 09:46:23 AM  

Kiinux: Marcus Aurelius: It's too bad we don't live in a capitalist society like most of Europe and Asia.  In South Korea you can get a gigabit connection for something like $20 a month.  That's what competition in the marketplace does.

Troll harder


I'm perfectly serious.
 
2013-02-13 09:47:21 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: We're pretty much a laughing stock in terms of our internet.

Ask anyone from a developed nation and they'll tell you we've fallen for the biggest scam they can imagine. Hyper expensive for amazingly shiatty service.

Not related but they'll also laugh hysterically in your face when you tell them you have to pay for text messaging.


Well we don't need that high speed. The content just isn't there.

So sayeth the shill.
 
2013-02-13 09:47:34 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: It's too bad we don't live in a capitalist society like most of Europe and Asia. In South Korea you can get a gigabit connection for something like $20 a month. That's what competition in the marketplace does.


It's about $30 for 20-50 meg, which is about half the price on average for about 5 times the speed on average as compared to the U.S.

They're experimenting with gigabit, and they often have the highest peak speeds available, but the average user isn't part of that group.

jehovahs witness protection: I don't click KOS links, but I'm sure it's welfare liberals complaining.


It's easy to be sure of a lot of things when the only thing you care about is blaming people you think you don't like for problems you choose not to understand.

That was kind of a big sentence so I'll shorten it for you: you're not very bright and your opinions consistently reflect that fact.
 
2013-02-13 09:47:36 AM  

Jake Havechek: Every American has a right to look at naked women and insult people they'll never meet at high loading speeds.


This. Waiting for porn cat videos to buffer is third world, bullshiat.
 
2013-02-13 09:48:38 AM  

Jake Havechek: Every American has a right to look at naked women and insult people they'll never meet at high loading speeds.


Shut up, douche.
 
2013-02-13 09:48:42 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Marcus Aurelius: It's too bad we don't live in a capitalist society like most of Europe and Asia. In South Korea you can get a gigabit connection for something like $20 a month. That's what competition in the marketplace does.

It's about $30 for 20-50 meg, which is about half the price on average for about 5 times the speed on average as compared to the U.S.

They're experimenting with gigabit, and they often have the highest peak speeds available, but the average user isn't part of that group.

jehovahs witness protection: I don't click KOS links, but I'm sure it's welfare liberals complaining.

It's easy to be sure of a lot of things when the only thing you care about is blaming people you think you don't like for problems you choose not to understand.

That was kind of a big sentence so I'll shorten it for you: you're not very bright and your opinions consistently reflect that fact.


Thanks for the correction.  It's been awhile since I was in worst Korea.
 
2013-02-13 09:49:41 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-13 09:49:43 AM  
Unless it's not available in your area.  Then... it doesn't really have anything to do with cost of the service, but the waiting game for the provider to move forward.

That's assuming the actual service matches the claims, which often don't.  And pricing is in line with the norm elsewhere in the country/world, which isn't always the case.
 
2013-02-13 09:50:25 AM  
Posted from google fiber in a reddit thread:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-13 09:50:33 AM  
AMERICA: THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD*

*except in education, healthcare, infrastructure, social mobility, poverty, working conditions, income inequality, human rights, international relations . . .
 
2013-02-13 09:51:00 AM  
As someone who just cancelled their Comcast cable TV in favor of Roku, and is looking into a 4G wide-area internet ISP (I have line of sight to the tower) so they can be rid of all Comcast, I'm getting a kick etc.
 
2013-02-13 09:51:06 AM  
"Gilded Age"!! Drink!
 
2013-02-13 09:51:59 AM  
The complaints here about Comcast seem odd. I was paying for a 20 meg connection and consistently got 40.
 
2013-02-13 09:52:10 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: I don't click KOS links, but I'm sure it's welfare liberals complaining.


yea?

apparently you haven't been keeping up with current events.  the President of the cable Industry admitted that cable speed caps weren't done for congestion as they had claimed all these years.

and First Tier Internet backbone providers like AT&T have a bunch of dark unused fiber in the grown.  they limit supply so they can keep prices up.

so how do YOU like the 'free market' now, Republican??

you are extremely naive.  google and learn something for a change, Freedom lover.
 
2013-02-13 09:52:41 AM  
Due to a mix up with a mistyped e-mail address last year, I got all of the sign up information for a person with a similar name's new British telecom account last year. I was shocked at how cheap the broadband portion of the bill was. 14 pounds. That's $21 at current exchange rates. Comcast charges me over 3 times that.
 
2013-02-13 09:52:48 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Ask anyone from a developed nation and they'll tell you we've fallen for the biggest scam they can imagine. Hyper expensive for amazingly shiatty service.


Doesn't even have to be a highly developed nation.  I think I was most impressed by the availability and speed of internet access in Panama, of all places.  Open public wi-fi networks all over the place, and fast too.
 
2013-02-13 09:53:06 AM  
Don't worry though. Now that Comcast is being allowed to completely purchase NBC/Universal, I'm sure they'll get right on that whole "increasing speed/lowering cost" thing.
 
2013-02-13 09:53:11 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: The complaints here about Comcast seem odd. I was paying for a 20 meg connection and consistently got 40.


40 what?
 
2013-02-13 09:53:16 AM  
Moochers upset that high speed internet telephone service is only available to those that pay for it

Moochers upset that high speed internet
electricity is only available to those that pay for it

Moochers upset that high speed internet
sewage system is only available to those that pay for it

Universal utilities are socialism!
 
2013-02-13 09:53:26 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: The complaints here about Comcast seem odd. I was paying for a 20 meg connection and consistently got 40.


The fact you consider 20 or 40 meg high speed is part of the problem.
 
2013-02-13 09:54:22 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: It's too bad we don't live in a capitalist society like most of Europe and Asia.  In South Korea you can get a gigabit connection for something like $20 a month.  That's what competition in the marketplace does.



the UseNited States of America is not Captialist.  its Crony Capitalist.  huge difference.  and many of our markets are controlled, not free, markets.
 
2013-02-13 09:54:38 AM  

Carth: Posted from google fiber in a reddit thread:


You should see the one my friend did from Fermilab. Unfortunately, the image is back home on my computer.
 
2013-02-13 09:54:44 AM  

Carth: Posted from google fiber in a reddit thread:

[i.imgur.com image 300x135]


www.voodoohash.com
 
2013-02-13 09:55:30 AM  

Carth: Posted from google fiber in a reddit thread:

[i.imgur.com image 300x135]


some bastards just have to rub it in. ):
 
2013-02-13 09:55:47 AM  
I have Verizon. Not FIOS. Its not fast but its not terribly slow. I could upgrade to FIOS but I don't think it would be worth the cost, mostly all I do is Fark and watch "Harlem Shake" videos
 
2013-02-13 09:55:52 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: The complaints here about Comcast seem odd. I was paying for a 20 meg connection and consistently got 40.


I paid for a 20 meg connection and consistently got farking disconnected for a few days at a time. I'm on FiOS now and I'll depend on my phone's data connection before I go back to Comcast.
 
2013-02-13 09:55:54 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: The complaints here about Comcast seem odd. I was paying for a 20 meg connection and consistently got 40.


Really? For some reason I think your political affiliation points to you being a liar.
 
2013-02-13 09:56:08 AM  

Linux_Yes: Marcus Aurelius: It's too bad we don't live in a capitalist society like most of Europe and Asia.  In South Korea you can get a gigabit connection for something like $20 a month.  That's what competition in the marketplace does.


the UseNited States of America is not Captialist.  its Crony Capitalist.  huge difference.  and many of our markets are controlled, not free, markets.


That is what I was implying, I hope.

Having two providers to choose from is "capitalism" the same way having just two political parties is "democracy".  I.e., it's not.
 
2013-02-13 09:56:14 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Due to a mix up with a mistyped e-mail address last year, I got all of the sign up information for a person with a similar name's new British telecom account last year. I was shocked at how cheap the broadband portion of the bill was. 14 pounds. That's $21 at current exchange rates. Comcast charges me over 3 times that.


Here in St. Louis, my charter subscription for basic digital cable and "high-speed" 3 Mb upload cable internet is around that.
 
2013-02-13 09:56:26 AM  

The Name: AMERICA: THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD*

*except in education, healthcare, infrastructure, social mobility, poverty, working conditions, income inequality, human rights, international relations . . .


lol

well, we DO make the greatest commercials in the world.  too bad they're full of sh*t.
 
2013-02-13 09:56:45 AM  
Bad trolling, subby.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/internet-speed-united-state s- digital-divide_n_1855054.html

By the end of this year, South Koreans will have access to Internet speeds that are more than 200 times faster than what most Americans have, and they can have it for just $27 a month, or slightly more than half the average price Americans pay.
...
South Korea is among several countries where people can find speedier and cheaper Internet access than in the United States, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It's also a place where nearly everyone is online. More than 94 percent of South Koreans have high-speed connections -- compared with about 70 percent in the United States, according to the OECD.

...
Internet providers say comparisons between the United States and other countries are flawed. But consumer groups argue that other countries offer better deals -- and have greater levels of Internet adoption -- because there is more competition in the market. Experts say the FCC should create policies which would ensure more companies compete to provide Internet service and keep prices low.

We keep hearing about how great free markets are...how about we try it for once?
 
2013-02-13 09:57:37 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Linux_Yes: Marcus Aurelius: It's too bad we don't live in a capitalist society like most of Europe and Asia.  In South Korea you can get a gigabit connection for something like $20 a month.  That's what competition in the marketplace does.


the UseNited States of America is not Captialist.  its Crony Capitalist.  huge difference.  and many of our markets are controlled, not free, markets.

That is what I was implying, I hope.

Having two providers to choose from is "capitalism" the same way having just two political parties is "democracy".  I.e., it's not.


but as long as the own the 'news' and convince most Americans it is, then they have no problems.  the Internet is their greatest fear because no one owns/controls it...................yet.
 
2013-02-13 09:57:49 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Linux_Yes: Marcus Aurelius: It's too bad we don't live in a capitalist society like most of Europe and Asia.  In South Korea you can get a gigabit connection for something like $20 a month.  That's what competition in the marketplace does.


the UseNited States of America is not Captialist.  its Crony Capitalist.  huge difference.  and many of our markets are controlled, not free, markets.

That is what I was implying, I hope.

Having two providers to choose from is "capitalism" the same way having just two political parties is "democracy".  I.e., it's not.


Hey, just because their internet has wider availability while being faster and cheaper doesn't mean it's  better. They probably use instant bits, and no real American uses instant bits.
 
2013-02-13 09:57:53 AM  

NateGrey: jehovahs witness protection: The complaints here about Comcast seem odd. I was paying for a 20 meg connection and consistently got 40.

Really? For some reason I think your political affiliation points to you being a liar.


Perhaps he could send us some speed test reports...

But if he doesn't have Photoshop, he won't.
 
2013-02-13 09:57:58 AM  
I'm not upset that I have to pay for it.  I'm upset that my provider doesn't give me what I actually pay for - Time Warner won't let me torrent.

I'm also upset over the concept of municipalities granting local monopolies.  What's the governments interest in telling Comcast they can't compete in my town?
 
2013-02-13 09:58:22 AM  

CPennypacker: Wow, way to be stupid subby. Way to be stupid as hell.


wowway.com hidden message while everyone is bashing comcast? Is that what you are doing ;-)
 
2013-02-13 09:58:31 AM  

rufus-t-firefly: We keep hearing about how great free markets are...how about we try it for once?


We did. It's why we need Unions, the CPB, and the FDA.
 
2013-02-13 09:58:48 AM  

rufus-t-firefly: Bad trolling, subby.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/internet-speed-united-state s- digital-divide_n_1855054.html

By the end of this year, South Koreans will have access to Internet speeds that are more than 200 times faster than what most Americans have, and they can have it for just $27 a month, or slightly more than half the average price Americans pay.
...
South Korea is among several countries where people can find speedier and cheaper Internet access than in the United States, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It's also a place where nearly everyone is online. More than 94 percent of South Koreans have high-speed connections -- compared with about 70 percent in the United States, according to the OECD.
...
Internet providers say comparisons between the United States and other countries are flawed. But consumer groups argue that other countries offer better deals -- and have greater levels of Internet adoption -- because there is more competition in the market. Experts say the FCC should create policies which would ensure more companies compete to provide Internet service and keep prices low.

We keep hearing about how great free markets are...how about we try it for once?


Competition is bad for profitability.  You don't want you 401(k) to drop in value, do you?  No, I didn't think so.  So shut up and pay up.
 
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