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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
2/28/2019 12:54:21 PM
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Re: too important
If I were running a broadband company, I would want to make sure I was doing my best to serve the meat and potatoes portion of my business, the backbone, and reach out to less profitable areas as I could, or as regulators encouraged me to. There are notmany McDonalds up in the north woods of Wisconsin, either, but that is part of living in a rural area. The roads are usually pretty good, though, but that is the checkbook of the government and the taxpayer at work.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
2/28/2019 8:31:58 AM
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Re: too important
I wonder if more emphasis might be put on narrowing that digital divide, by maybe stressing opening up those rural areas vs. increasing high speeds in the cities. It seems like the old saying might metaphorically be true as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer?

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
2/28/2019 5:30:12 AM
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too important
"connectivity and communications are too important to mess up"

If this were only a technical issue, it could be easily done, but as a political issue, it is prone to severe injury, if history shows us anything.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/28/2019 12:31:50 AM
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Re: Good news -- but could be better?!
@Commisio44354 I don't think I trust the figures that the FCC is reporting. Maybe it just has to do a little with my mistrust of government in the first place. And I'm especially not a fan of this Pai guy.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/28/2019 12:15:19 AM
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Re: Good news -- but could be better?!
@Joe Stanganelli I recently went over my AT&T bill with a rep on the phone to figure out why it keeps increasing instead of going down like they promised. Most of the charges are fees and government-imposed taxes, which I really resent having to pay.

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michelle
michelle
2/26/2019 3:21:02 PM
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Re: claims
We have little competition in my area - only two fiber options. The pricing is similar and both have poor customer service. We had 4G wireless, but it's gone now. There's an overpriced wireless (wimax maybe) service in its place.

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michelle
michelle
2/26/2019 3:16:52 PM
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Re: Good news -- but could be better?!
[jumping in without reading the thread] I'm gonna say...NOPE. No way can the consumer win. 

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Ariella
Ariella
2/26/2019 10:01:24 AM
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Re: Good news -- but could be better?!
@afwriter that is very inconvenient. It's probably not possible to work on editing offline when all these programs run on a subscription basis today.

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
2/26/2019 12:15:51 AM
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Re: Good news -- but could be better?!
If only the rights of the customers were always in focus--we have to keep the sense of hope alive for it--don't we!!



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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
2/25/2019 11:30:05 PM
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Re: Good news -- but could be better?!
The key is to make sure everyone is treated fairly--the question is whether the providers have the vision and the ethical commitment to do so--I do wonder.....

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