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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Well, Cox Communications just spent whatever they had to spend to run cable to my office complex. They had to go underground and run extra cable because one of the unit owners is an asshole and didn't want them within 10' of his unit. I don't know what it cost them but it couldn't have been cheap and they now have a whole TWO additional customers. Somewhere in that mix there must have been a good reason to lay out the capital to run that wire and I suspect that competition with the DSL provider was a big part of that equation.
    Sure but broadband is a superior product than DSL. Just like fiber is a better product than both.
    What I'm getting at is if you want the fastest service in your area you're only going to have one provider. You most likely will not have two companies that can provide you broadband. You'll probably have an option between DSL, broadband, satellite, or BPL. In either case each one is differentiated by the speed it can provide you.

    While it's "competition" it's like saying that the Toyota Camry is a competitor of the Aston Martin Vanquish. Sure, they are both cars, sure, they can both get you from point A to point B, but the true competitor of an Aston Martin would be something equal in value.

    The ability to purchase a subpar product is an example of consumer choice but it's not really competition.
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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Sure but broadband is a superior product than DSL.
    DSL is broadband.

    too many posers weighing in on these things.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Sure but broadband is a superior product than DSL. Just like fiber is a better product than both.
    What I'm getting at is if you want the fastest service in your area you're only going to have one provider. You most likely will not have two companies that can provide you broadband. You'll probably have an option between DSL, broadband, satellite, or BPL. In either case each one is differentiated by the speed it can provide you.

    While it's "competition" it's like saying that the Toyota Camry is a competitor of the Aston Martin Vanquish. Sure, they are both cars, sure, they can both get you from point A to point B, but the true competitor of an Aston Martin would be something equal in value.

    The ability to purchase a subpar product is an example of consumer choice but it's not really competition.
    Well then I guess that begs another dumb question. If I want more bandwidth then shouldn't I have to pay more for it? I mean, if I want more pizza then I have to pay for more pizza and if I want more gasoline then I have to pay for more gasoline. Conversely, if I really don't need all that extra bandwidth then why should I be paying extra for it?

    For example, in my business I use a whole lot more bandwidth at certain times of the year. My business is rather seasonal so I would probably benefit from a plan where I pay a lower rate for my internet service when I'm not using it as much (and not bringing in as much revenue either).

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Every libertarian in this thread: "Yes, yes yes!! I want to pay much, much, much more for my internet! That'll show the liberals! I love to argue against my own interests!"

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    DSL is broadband.

    too many posers weighing in on these things.
    Sorry, Cable vs DSL. Are your panties unwaded now?
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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Every libertarian in this thread: "Yes, yes yes!! I want to pay much, much, much more for my internet! That'll show the liberals!"
    this issue crosses political ideology. libertarians don't typically run to the government to protect them from price tyranny

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    this issue crosses political ideology. libertarians don't typically run to the government to protect them from price tyranny
    And I hope you find comfort in your ideology when you have to pay for everything you're not paying for now. That'll show us.

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Sorry, Cable vs DSL. Are your panties unwaded now?
    cable has never been expanded to rural areas. my panties will remain wadded so long as my options are dsl and satellite latency

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    And I hope you find comfort in your ideology when you have to pay for everything you're not paying for now. That'll show us.
    I couldn't translate this. your tears clouded the message

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    Re: Ted Cruz Hits Back At Al Franken On Net Neutrality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Every libertarian in this thread: "Yes, yes yes!! I want to pay much, much, much more for my internet! That'll show the liberals! I love to argue against my own interests!"
    That is a real stupid comment, as no one has said, let alone expressed any such thing.
    And simply being against what the Obama has proposed doesn't even come close to the nonsense you spew.
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