Category Archives: Broadband

Click! Networks should get out of the cable TV business

There’s been a discussion lately about the viability of Click.  It seems the Cable TV business is losing money – in part through the rising costs of programming content, and partially because of the way the city cooks their books, … Continue reading

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Another Love Letter to Marguerite Reardon…

C-Net’s Maggie Reardon wrote another PR-release, fluff piece for Comcast on the issue of the Comcast-Netflix peering/extortion issue. In this supposed, “learned” explanatory piece, Ms. Reardon details all the thousand reasons Comcast embodies all that is goodness and right and how NetFlix … Continue reading

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FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Would Break the Internet

C-Net’s Marguerite Reardon’s at it again, with a new piece on the goodness of the FCC’s proposed rules on “Open Internet.”   http://www.cnet.com/news/fccs-position-on-net-neutrality-hasnt-changed/ She spends the whole article mouthing soothing platitudes from the talking points Comcast prepared for her. I can’t … Continue reading

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Comcast – Time Warner Cable Merger Is Bad News For Consumers

Marguerite Reardon of C-Net wrote an opinion piece suggesting the Comcast-TWC merger would be a good thing. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57620361-93/why-a-comcast-merger-could-be-good-for-twc-customers/ I wrote the following response:   Maggie Reardon has obviously sold her soul to Comcast.   Her opinion piece is an embarrassment. It looks … Continue reading

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Click! Network Moves to Put Independant ISP’s Out of Business

After years of operating in blissful ignorance of the markets they allegedly compete in, Click! has come to the conclusion that they’re in trouble and have to do something, and do it quick! The fact that they haven’t upgraded their … Continue reading

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Is Click! Network Trying To Commit Suicide? Looks That way…

Comcast started offering DOCSIS 3.0 connections here in the Seattle-Tacoma area over a year ago. Where is DOCSIS 3.0 for Click customers? An open letter to Click! Network Management Sirs: Comcast started offering DOCSIS 3.0 connections here in the Seattle-Tacoma … Continue reading

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Metered Bandwidth Will Kill Movie Downloads and Stifle Other New Technology

I was looking at file sizes of Blu-Ray movies today. The average size of 320 current titles was 27 GB – for just the movie alone. You add in all the extras and what not that usually come with a … Continue reading

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Comcast Metered Billing Plan:

A Sneaky Assault on the Future of the Internet Comcast recently announced it was considering extra charges for users who consume more than 250 GB of bandwidth per month. After 250 GB, users could purchase additional bandwidth in 10 GB … Continue reading

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Pay-By-The-Byte Ressurected?

If a “pay-by-the-byte” pricing scheme is necessary for the economic survival of US ISPs, then how on earth are the ISP’s in Asia and elsewhere making it? Here are some current prices from Asia: Japan: 100 mb/s symmetrical FTTH – … Continue reading

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Oh to be a shill for a telco (or a gullible retard)

It never fails to amaze me how the telcos shills populate user forums. There was a story on broadbandreports.com: http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/81287 5% of ISP Users Generate 45.3% of Traffic On the flip side, 40% generate just 3.8%… Posted on 2007-01-29 15:44:04 … Continue reading

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