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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
1/30/2018 9:28:26 AM
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Re: Comcast vs Verizon crictime
There doesn't seem to be much competition in my area as well, and I suspect that's true on lots of areas. While there are intitial $20 offers that go away in a year, customers still have to add taxes and equipment and installation costs into the equation before deiciding on a move to a different provider.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/29/2018 10:32:55 PM
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Re: Comcast vs Verizon crictime
@afwriter: Well, they're not all bad (and being active yourself in a condo or homeowner's association is helpful). Realistically, if certain allegations/suspicions I've heard of board members acting in self interest against the interest of the association/owners are correct, the disenfranchised owners might potentially have legal recourse.

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afwriter
afwriter
1/28/2018 10:48:31 PM
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Re: Comcast vs Verizon crictime
@Joe Ugh, that sounds hideous. This is why I would never want to live somewhere that has an association, I don't like people making decisions for me. 

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Ariella
Ariella
1/27/2018 6:29:11 PM
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Re: Comcast vs Verizon crictime
@Joe the only competition Verizon has in my area is Optimum. Just over the county line, I believe, there are more options are lower package prices. But my neighborhood is dominated by just two carriers who don't feel much need to lower prices.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/26/2018 5:15:20 PM
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Re: Comcast vs Verizon crictime
@Ariella: That's comparable to what Verizon Fios advertises here in the Boston/eastern MA market -- and they have Comcast (a far more entrenched competitor) to compete with.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/26/2018 5:13:22 PM
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Re: Comcast vs Verizon crictime
@Comm: I had cut the cord for a while, primarily as a sensible financial decision.

It was fine, but personally, I like sitting on my couch with regular ol' cable as an alternative to OTT/streaming. So after a number of years, I uncut the cord. It's a luxury, to be sure -- and I'm enjoying it.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
1/26/2018 5:11:36 PM
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Re: Comcast vs Verizon crictime
@Alison: I have a family member who does not have Verizon where he is, but his area does have multiple options, including Comcast...except for the fact that his corrupt homeowner's association has some deal (which, from what I'm aware of, seems to be a backroom deal because some board member's cousin or other works for the carrier) with a particular carrier that provides more expensive service than Comcast's -- but the service is worse, slower, has less features, and has worse customer service. But because of the homeowner's associations rules, he can't get a Comcast guy to come out to switch him back.

Apparently the only possible workaround he has is to go with a completely different carrier's business-service package -- which he's strongly considering.

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
1/25/2018 7:34:54 PM
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Re: Comcast vs Verizon crictime
Is that really a chocie and are consumers/end users truly empowered with the very limited choices?   Can there be any room for disruption?   

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
1/25/2018 7:33:53 PM
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Re: Comcast vs Verizon crictime
Maybe it is time for you to join the rest of us and be part of the proud "Cut the Cord" crowd.   The possiblities are iimiltless (I am serious).

 

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
1/25/2018 7:31:35 PM
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Re: Comcast vs Verizon crictime
It is unfortunate to be witness to such.   The question I constantly think about is how to mitigate it?   The bigger question is whether it can ever be mitigated especially in light of the current crew in charge in Washington?

 

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