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Stuart Carlson

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    Monopoly. Just a parlor game, right?

  2. OneMom

    OneMom GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I’ve never lived anywhere that had more than one cable provider. Of course there are satellite TV providers, but the internet through satellite is typically very expensive and has rotten coverage here in the northern regions.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Have you looked for any local/regional telecoms that would be able to provide service?

  4. avarner

    avarner said, almost 3 years ago

    Be glad your not stuck with only Verizon…

  5. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Blame your local and state government for making franchise agreements that grant legal monopolies in exchange for taxes, “franchise fees”, that you pay. Google is working on breaking through that mess but there’s no technical reason it should be so hard.

  6. algurka

    algurka said, almost 3 years ago

    I think the beast is sticking the cable into the wrong part of the “consumer!” It’s not in the heart, it’s near where the wallet lies.


    TONY PRESSER said, almost 3 years ago


    Yeah! As we used to say in the military—BOHICA.

    Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!

  8. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, almost 3 years ago

    Where to start. The ISPs (Internet Service Provider) have a self defeating attitude about improving their service. Anytime they increase bandwidth they immediately see it consumed. Making any overall improvement from the infrastructure (i.e from copper to fiber) is met with the “FCC demands I provide corded phone support” and “There’s not enough demand for fiber”.
    First off the technology is there to convert analog phone signals to digital for VOIP use over a fiber network. Second the demand is immediately there once people realize how much they are being cheated from their cable or DSL providers.
    I would say spread the word. Have people use and or any other web bandwidth tester other than Don’t accept from the ISPs the contract clause “deliver speeds up to a certain amount” Chances are they are oversubscribing and only giving you a 1/3 or 1/4 of the bandwidth you are paying for during peaks times. It’s like saying “Sure, I’ll deliver your mail well, but only on Tues and Thursdays when you don’t need it.”
    They fail to equip for what I call the “Capacity Curve” which is installing the best you can afford in order to deliver service you are selling. If you can’t deliver the service then don’t sell it.
    We should be demanding the service we pay for or force competition enough to allow a true alternative. Satellite and cel phone internet services are not comparable. Especially in remote areas.

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    Truly, Tigger. They should be told NO. But propably not, then we need Comcast pricing to be regulated, but probably not.

  10. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, almost 3 years ago

    May I suggest you rent the video “NETWORK”; a movie from 1976 that stars William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch & Robert Duvall. Pay close attention to a scene about halfway through, of the first “HOWARD BEAL” show. Here, the actor Peter Finch, as the mad news broadcaster, talks about what television (or cable) really is! And, the actor Ned Beatty, as the Chairman of the Board of a mega-corporation, later gives Mr. Beal a priceless explanation about how the world really functions.
    This movie is just as relevant, if not more so, today as it was almost 40 years ago. And, it’s a good, entertaining movie as well.

  11. wiatr

    wiatr GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Comcrap ‘dropped’ me the morning I got up and turned on the TV to find nothing. They dropped the analogue signal without a specific warning, just the vague ‘someday.’
    Heck, I’m still working my way through the stuff I’d taped (Yes, on a VCR) and almost two years later I’m only finishing up 2011.
    Screw ’em.

  12. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, almost 3 years ago

    @I miss Bush
    I don’t know many people arguing against ISP companies. In fact most people want MORE, so there is more competition and the following upgrade in service and performance. I have a problem with having only one ISP choice that has a view of customer service equivalent to a boot smashing in my face repeatedly.

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