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The Telecom Digest for June 14, 2013
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Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:47:29 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Price-gouging cable companies are our latter-day robber barons Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Jun 12, 7:41 pm, T <kd1s.nos...@cox.nospam.net> wrote: > If you read Susan Crawford's "Captive Audicence" you'll see she lays out > what it really costs the providers to provide the service. For net > service it's not ever 3% of what they charge you. So they could > essentially charge you $10 a month for good net service and still make a > profit. > > And I'm hoping Google eventually wires up the entire U.S. It would put a > shot across the bow of the likes of Verizon, at&t, Cox, Comcast et al. I > mean, you've got options with Google like pay a $300 construction charge > and get 3mbps/1mpbs service in perpetuity. Or pay for higher bandwidth. > > But it would FORCE in my case Verizon and Cox to play nicely. So what does Google actually charge per month for an internet connection? Since I don't live in the KC area, there's no way I can "pick a plan" from their website. I've heard that Google also offers a cable-TV like television service. What does that cost per month? Neal McLain
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:10:45 -0400 From: Ron <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Price-gouging cable companies are our latter-day robber barons Message-ID: <email@example.com> Neal McLain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >So what does Google actually charge per month for an internet >connection? Since I don't live in the KC area, there's no way I can >"pick a plan" from their website. Huh? Gigabit + TV $120/mo $300 waived construction fee Gigabit Internet $70/mo $300 waived construction fee Free Internet $0/mo $300 construction fee (one time or $25/mo for 12 mo) .. Free internet is: Up to 5Mbps download, 1Mbps upload speed No data caps Free service guaranteed for at least 7 years http://fiber.google.com/about/ -- Ron user rrcnom.de.plume in domain antichef.com
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