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(Ars Technica)   Comcast: You want internet? $50,000, please. Man: I'll start my own ISP, with hookers and blackjack   (arstechnica.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Internet service provider, Jared Mauch, Washtenaw County, Michigan, Federal government of the United States, Procurement, Broadband Internet access, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Federal Communications Commission  
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1196 clicks; posted to Business » on 10 Aug 2022 at 5:20 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-10 5:26:07 PM  
My answer to that is Fark Comcast!
 
2022-08-10 5:33:25 PM  
Comcast hasn't sued him out of existence yet?
 
2022-08-10 5:41:20 PM  
America should think about nationalizing its telecommunications industry.

"McChesney, whose wife is Norwegian, says that in Norway, 'There are people paying much less for this really good modern service,' asking, 'Why the hell can't we have this?' As he puts it, 'the rip-off prices people pay for their AT&T and Verizon cellphones, and their cable contracts and their satellite dishes' could be a big issue moving forward, especially if some politician 'has the courage to raise that issue.' Google could also prove to be a player in the industry, begrudgingly, with its own broadband service, Google Fiber.

The company started installing its own internet in municipalities like Kansas City and Austin, 'just to show,' McChesney says, 'that we can actually have speeds that are 1,000 times greater than what we have.' Calling it a 'shot over the bow to AT&T and Verizon,' McChesney says Fiber is the telecom equivalent of Google saying, 'Come on, you jerks. You're making all this money. Let's invest in a decent network so we can have high speeds like other places in the world.'"

https://www.avclub.com/the-telecommunications-act-of-1996-gave-us-shiatty-cell-1798250823
 
2022-08-10 6:06:57 PM  
Given that copper telephone lines are being abandoned wherever The Phone Company can get away with it, we need to consider fiber a  basic utility and develop a national plan to connect every home with fiber.

Or, that is the way a firat world country would think.
 
2022-08-10 6:29:14 PM  

Flowery Twats: Given that copper telephone lines are being abandoned wherever The Phone Company can get away with it, we need to consider fiber a  basic utility and develop a national plan to connect every home with fiber.

Or, that is the way a firat world country would think.


Federal statute prohibiting state laws designed to stop municipal fiber networks from being created.
 
2022-08-10 6:32:30 PM  
To the farker out in the sticks that can get T-mobile internet try this
AFFORDABLE High Speed Internet Anywhere - My RURAL INTERNET Setup Revealed!!
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2022-08-10 7:01:00 PM  
I read that article and nowhere was hookers and/or blackjack mentioned. Subby is a failure and fails at stuff. Leaving disappointed.
 
2022-08-10 7:17:20 PM  
Good on that guy for getting this done. It sucks that some of the biggest/richest companies in the country wouldn't do it instead, but they won't until they're forced to.
 
2022-08-10 7:44:28 PM  
Don't get me started. We've handed over hundreds of billions already since the Clinton era for last-mile fiber; telecoms pocketed the cash, Congress shrugged, and we continue to pay for the goddamned fees associated with that act.

I'm glad this guy decided that enough was enough, but I wish Congress would get there.
 
2022-08-10 7:46:29 PM  

Ethertap: Good on that guy for getting this done. It sucks that some of the biggest/richest companies in the country wouldn't do it instead, but they won't until they're forced to.


We tried. They were given at least $400 billion dollars since the '90s. We're still giving them money for it - the excess charges & tax perks are still being charged & hidden in our bills. It's farking insane.
 
2022-08-10 7:56:05 PM  

spacechecker: I read that article and nowhere was hookers and/or blackjack mentioned. Subby is a failure and fails at stuff. Leaving disappointed.


You're saying their headline was bad and they should feel bad?
 
2022-08-10 8:25:47 PM  
Gettysburg
 
2022-08-10 9:08:00 PM  
Mauch provides simple bills that contain a single line item for Internet service and no extra fees.

Monster!
 
2022-08-10 10:00:23 PM  

SBinRR: Mauch provides simple bills that contain a single line item for Internet service and no extra fees.

Monster!


How can an ISP even charge extra fees for something that's an advertised fixed cost?
 
2022-08-10 10:23:15 PM  
So this guy is providing fiber internet to rural customers using federal dollars from a law that not a single Republican voted for. I wonder how many Trump flags are on his customer homes?
 
2022-08-11 12:43:43 AM  
I guess I'll post in both: the thing that jumps uot to me is how those rat-farking big companies that couldn't be bothered, used their money and lobbying power for regulatory capture; creating laws that prohibited just the kind of competition thjis guy provides, and preventing municipally owned fiber, even when that's the only remaining alternative. We should all me frightfully angry about that.
 
2022-08-11 8:07:37 AM  

Bith Set Me Up: America should think about nationalizing its telecommunications industry.

VERY GOOD

Comrade!
 
2022-08-11 8:25:13 AM  
As this may cut into the divinely-mandated profits of someone who actually matters, allowing it to continue would be heresy.  Say a prayer to Saint Raygun that he may sign law to outlaw this forever, and to allow the bombing to begin in five minutes.
 
2022-08-11 9:11:06 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: How can an ISP even charge extra fees for something that's an advertised fixed cost?


Tax. You think the Spanish-American War is just going to pay for itself?
 
2022-08-11 10:34:27 AM  
Sigh. I have fiber in my neighborhood. But they complex went with DeathStar.

Ethical Consumerism can be so challenging at times. I absolutely hate AT&T, but my only other choice is Spectrum. And they're shite for their own reasons (shitty upload speeds being high on that list)

Tho, they did recently bump us to 300mbit down. But of course didn't touch the up.
 
2022-08-11 8:31:05 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: America should think about nationalizing its telecommunications industry.

"McChesney, whose wife is Norwegian, says that in Norway, 'There are people paying much less for this really good modern service,' asking, 'Why the hell can't we have this?' As he puts it, 'the rip-off prices people pay for their AT&T and Verizon cellphones, and their cable contracts and their satellite dishes' could be a big issue moving forward, especially if some politician 'has the courage to raise that issue.' Google could also prove to be a player in the industry, begrudgingly, with its own broadband service, Google Fiber.

The company started installing its own internet in municipalities like Kansas City and Austin, 'just to show,' McChesney says, 'that we can actually have speeds that are 1,000 times greater than what we have.' Calling it a 'shot over the bow to AT&T and Verizon,' McChesney says Fiber is the telecom equivalent of Google saying, 'Come on, you jerks. You're making all this money. Let's invest in a decent network so we can have high speeds like other places in the world.'"

https://www.avclub.com/the-telecommunications-act-of-1996-gave-us-shiatty-cell-1798250823


Other than the fact Norway is the size of a large US state, and they probably have no coverage in the North, this is dead on.
 
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