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Posted using LJ Talk... [Dec. 28th, 2008|05:27 am]
Artur Bergman
Whenever you read something like "who claim that there will be no real downsides if we allow companies to boost their bottom lines at the expense of consumers." you are reading some delusional socialist who fail to realize that that the entire point of companies is to boost their bottom lines at the expense of consumers. And that we can choose not to the use them. If we can't choose, there are already laws to deal with that.

Yes, I am looking at you, bit torrent abusing (yeah, you abused my free wifi too) users who want to keep and eat their all you can eat internet cake.

Infrastructure ain't cheap or free.
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From: brionv
2008-12-28 06:45 pm (UTC)
iTunes would be sufficient for me, but doesn't provide all the shows my lady demands. :)

Technically of course I've got several choices in providers...

In theory AT&T has an offering in SF, but the line quality where I am precludes their DSL-based stuff from actually working. There's also another cable reseller which I believe just rents use of Comcast's physical lines for net and TV (Astound), and of course there are satellite options for TV should I wish to use separate providers.

Of course all of them like to obfuscate their pricing structures, throwing out weird tiering, bundling, and limited-time discounts at you so you'll have no idea what you're going to actually pay. I'm not convinced I'd save much $ from any of them until the a-la-carte providers like iTunes are providing serious enough competition that the cable & satellite providers are forced to clarify and reduce their pricing.
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2008-12-28 06:47 pm (UTC)
Unbundling should be so required. DSL works in SOMA, but then we are so close to the station.
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