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2017-12-12 08:21:03 AM  
F%CK Comcast. I just came in here to say that.
 
2017-12-12 08:57:23 AM  

otiosa: F%CK Comcast. I just came in here to say that.


And that's it.  Done in one.  What else can really be said?
 
2017-12-12 09:21:08 AM  
Then why have they spent millions trying to repeal the rules?

If things are going to stay the same keep the rules the same just to be on the safe side
 
2017-12-12 09:21:42 AM  
"Any reporting that we are preparing to offer paid prioritization is absolutely false and inaccurate," Sena Fitzmaurice, a Comcast spokeswoman, said in an email.

Of course they're not preparing.  They already prepared.
 
2017-12-12 09:29:19 AM  
The company with the worst customer service in the nation isn't going to screw over it's customers. Unicorns must be making a comeback.
 
2017-12-12 09:35:44 AM  

texanjeff: Then why have they spent millions trying to repeal the rules?

If things are going to stay the same keep the rules the same just to be on the safe side


The easiest way for me to tell that things are different is the way my Verizon shares are up almost 20% since it became clear NN would be eliminated.
 
2017-12-12 09:40:07 AM  
Bottom Line: There is no reason whatsoever to get a law rescinded unless you want to break it.
 
2017-12-12 09:41:42 AM  
FTFA "If large broadband companies can extract a fee from the likes of Netflix, the internet service providers can lower the monthly fee charged to consumers."

Haha, when was the last time anyone's bill was lowered? Seriously.

Fark that noise.
 
2017-12-12 09:44:56 AM  
Comcast/NBC/Universal or whatever is really set up to expand.

Say that is a nice internet thing you got there, might I buy it from you at a low price? No? Well, enjoy these slow speeds while your competitor's speeds stay the same. Oh yeah, your competitor is now part if universal/nbc/Comcast.
 
2017-12-12 09:55:20 AM  
any hope that super wi-fi (other than from the cell providers) could be built to compete with line providers?  stupid that they have been successful in stopping other line providers from building in their territories.  so much for competition.
 
2017-12-12 09:56:11 AM  

Cajnik: FTFA "If large broadband companies can extract a fee from the likes of Netflix, the internet service providers can lower the monthly fee charged to consumers."

Haha, when was the last time anyone's bill was lowered? Seriously.

Fark that noise.


Actually he guy's comment may be correct, in Canada he short term. If they can maintain their profit levels while driving their few competitors out of business they may reduce prices until those competitors die. In those locations with actual competitors, of course.
 
2017-12-12 10:01:45 AM  

dywed88: Actually he guy's comment may be correct, in Canada he short term. If they can maintain their profit levels while driving their few competitors out of business they may reduce prices until those competitors die. In those locations with actual competitors, of course.


For new customers, maybe some special offers. For existing customers, there is no way they will call to say 'You know what, we're doing great. We're going to go ahead and give you some money back each month.' They will just not raise rates in the short term.

So I'm calling BS on the quote that they 'may' lower rates. They wont, even to build a monopoly
 
2017-12-12 10:09:17 AM  

Rapmaster2000: "Any reporting that we are preparing to offer paid prioritization is absolutely false and inaccurate," Sena Fitzmaurice, a Comcast spokeswoman, said in an email.

Of course they're not preparing.  They already prepared.


No, see they're preparing 'monetized expediting,' which is completely different from paid prioritization.
 
2017-12-12 10:14:20 AM  
Don't worry, the free market and competition will force them to provide services people want.
 
2017-12-12 10:17:14 AM  

Cajnik: FTFA "If large broadband companies can extract a fee from the likes of Netflix, the internet service providers can lower the monthly fee charged to consumers."

Haha, when was the last time anyone's bill was lowered? Seriously.

Fark that noise.


most customers are using netflix
if we charge netflix fees will go down
umm..... where do you think netflix is going to get that money
 
2017-12-12 10:17:28 AM  
If that were true they wouldn't be trying to kill net neutrality.
 
2017-12-12 10:30:27 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: Cajnik: FTFA "If large broadband companies can extract a fee from the likes of Netflix, the internet service providers can lower the monthly fee charged to consumers."

Haha, when was the last time anyone's bill was lowered? Seriously.

Fark that noise.

most customers are using netflix
if we charge netflix fees will go down
umm..... where do you think netflix is going to get that money


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2017-12-12 10:43:22 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: Cajnik: FTFA "If large broadband companies can extract a fee from the likes of Netflix, the internet service providers can lower the monthly fee charged to consumers."

Haha, when was the last time anyone's bill was lowered? Seriously.

Fark that noise.

most customers are using netflix
if we charge netflix fees will go down
umm..... where do you think netflix is going to get that money


But Netflix fees going up will just get people to blame Netflix and make them even more expensive than the ISPs streaming service.
 
2017-12-12 11:06:44 AM  
If they mean what they say, have them put into the terms of use that they will pay any customer $10K if they  set up any throttling, tiers, etc.

If they're telling the truth, it costs them nothing and will result in happier customers.

And if they refuse, then they're not telling the truth.
 
2017-12-12 11:48:01 AM  

texanjeff: Then why have they spent millions trying to repeal the rules?

If things are going to stay the same keep the rules the same just to be on the safe side


They want to do it without the safeguards, like the Nick Wallenda of ISPs.

/"Praaaaise you Jesus. Keep this fiber neutral. Calm my greed."
 
2017-12-12 03:14:37 PM  

Kegluneq: otiosa: F%CK Comcast. I just came in here to say that.

And that's it.  Done in one.  What else can really be said?



none. none more said.
 
2017-12-12 04:03:02 PM  

Cajnik: dywed88: Actually he guy's comment may be correct, in Canada he short term. If they can maintain their profit levels while driving their few competitors out of business they may reduce prices until those competitors die. In those locations with actual competitors, of course.

For new customers, maybe some special offers. For existing customers, there is no way they will call to say 'You know what, we're doing great. We're going to go ahead and give you some money back each month.' They will just not raise rates in the short term.

So I'm calling BS on the quote that they 'may' lower rates. They wont, even to build a monopoly


Dropped by bill by $3/month and switched my plan from 40/10Mbps (250GB) to 40/10Mbps (Unlimited) on the same day.  Fark Bell/Rogers/Shaw/Cogeco/etc.....

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2017-12-12 04:16:58 PM  

Mr.Tangent: Cajnik: dywed88: Actually he guy's comment may be correct, in Canada he short term. If they can maintain their profit levels while driving their few competitors out of business they may reduce prices until those competitors die. In those locations with actual competitors, of course.

For new customers, maybe some special offers. For existing customers, there is no way they will call to say 'You know what, we're doing great. We're going to go ahead and give you some money back each month.' They will just not raise rates in the short term.

So I'm calling BS on the quote that they 'may' lower rates. They wont, even to build a monopoly

Dropped by bill by $3/month and switched my plan from 40/10Mbps (250GB) to 40/10Mbps (Unlimited) on the same day.  Fark Bell/Rogers/Shaw/Cogeco/etc.....

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I have been surprisingly happy with Shaw.

The fact that they effectively have unlimited bandwidth on all plans (they have caps but there is zero enforcement of them) is nice for someone coming from Rogers country.
 
2017-12-12 04:18:01 PM  

dywed88: I have been surprisingly happy with Shaw.

The fact that they effectively have unlimited bandwidth on all plans (they have caps but there is zero enforcement of them) is nice for someone coming from Rogers country.


Never lived in one of their local monopolies so I just assumed they are evil like the rest.
 
2017-12-12 04:32:18 PM  

Mr.Tangent: dywed88: I have been surprisingly happy with Shaw.

The fact that they effectively have unlimited bandwidth on all plans (they have caps but there is zero enforcement of them) is nice for someone coming from Rogers country.

Never lived in one of their local monopolies so I just assumed they are evil like the rest.


Less evil than Rogers isn't a very high bar, but they pass it.
 
2017-12-12 05:58:04 PM  
Just saw a commercial on youtube from cei.org, dunno who they are but the thing was a joke about how stomping out net neutrality is a good thing and government regulation of the net all these years was holding it back and bad, wanted to punch the lady in the commercial.
 
2017-12-12 08:00:17 PM  
I don't have Comcast. Cox is the only cable provider where I live. I could switch to Verizon for Fios if I want a horrible drilling in a very bad location of my condo, so I'd rather not. How screwed am I with Cox?
 
2017-12-12 08:08:10 PM  
Wow! Cable treats us well.  Good speed, no caps.  Hope they stay the same after this passes.
 
2017-12-13 03:18:36 PM  

Rapmaster2000: "Any reporting that we are preparing to offer paid prioritization is absolutely false and inaccurate," Sena Fitzmaurice, a Comcast spokeswoman, said in an email.

Of course they're not preparing.  They already prepared.


It's like they think we forgot when they shook down Netflix and Microsoft's Xbox network for fast lane money already in the past.
 
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