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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/17/2018 8:01:57 AM
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Re: Questionable Sustainability
Somehow Bell is missing in action in my area. Comcast has good presence but need to offer wider options to draw more consumers.

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batye
batye
5/3/2018 12:03:50 AM
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Re: Questionable Sustainability
@ms.akkineni this days Co. say one thing and do the other - http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bell-customer-wins-court-battle-over-contract-1.4635118 ... I keep getting knocks on my door Bell people selling hot air... as in my rural area I do not know if the fiber ever be installed... 

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batye
batye
5/3/2018 12:01:26 AM
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Re: Questionable Sustainability
@afwriter in my area Bell ofering Fiber but no fiber yet put in the ground - Go figure what they thinking... for now in my centre of the town customers go with Bell but no Fiber here... 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/30/2018 7:45:09 PM
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Re: Questionable Sustainability
@afwriter:

I had similar experience when i moved to a new place. Comcast is so big at the new area that i moved into but didn't have good options to chose from. Their false marketing was one of the big negatives i experienced.

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Bobby Vassallo
Bobby Vassallo
4/30/2018 11:07:39 AM
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Broadband boss
Re: Comcast is synonymous with Copper
I always enjoy your comments.  While cable carries more than twisted pair, it is not remotely in glass fiber league.  Imagine a super-hiway with 12 lanes for miles.  Then suddenly, it slips down to only one lane (copper) for a bit.  While we love that freeway, all of us suffer when it slows to one lane.  Get copper out of the equation and you have true capacities, true symetrical up and downs.

Docsis beats the alternative, but does not compete with optical fiber throughout.  These legacy companies own copper they continue to exploit because it costs them nothing.  Until competition, they will continue to serve us copper, cold.

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
4/30/2018 10:58:22 AM
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Re: Comcast is synonymous with Copper
But with Comcast, we are talking about copper in a shielded coaxial cable, which is capable of carrying much, much higher frequencies and so more information over longer lengths than twisted pair copper wires that carry DSL. Not as much as fiber, of course, but still very capable, no?

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Bobby Vassallo
Bobby Vassallo
4/30/2018 9:03:42 AM
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Comcast is synonymous with Copper
Until Comcast gets fiber into its plant and gets the copper out, Comcast is still just an old, legacy carrier, profiting off the public wihile refusing to spend money to enhance services.  Any easy fix, these major carriers are not under any pressure to deliver a good product.  If you are in a Comcast (monopolized) area, then I feel your pain.

Bobby Vassallo

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
4/30/2018 12:37:47 AM
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Re: Cordcutters = a new market
That's a good point. I have bounced between cable and the alternatives for years, but now I've settled on a more or less permanent combination of them.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
4/26/2018 5:47:15 AM
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Cordcutters = a new market
My first thought is that they have a lot of cord-cutters that they have the potential to win back.

Not an impossibility. I speak as a former cord-cutter who "reattached".

And, indeed, people who once cut the cord to save money may now be in a better financial position to go back to the luxury of cable now that the economy has improved.

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afwriter
afwriter
4/25/2018 11:09:58 PM
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Questionable Sustainability
It's great that they are optimistic but I live in a Comcast area, I'm even a subscriber, and I see a few problems. One is that they are hedging some of their bets on new home growth which I have a feeling is going to start stalling soon. The second is that they are starting to feel pressure from other companies bringing in fiber. They are already hawking deals and promoting their speeds ahead of marketing from other companies in my area. 

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