Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Why the cost of Internet is rising in the US

  1. #1
    Elite Member trogers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Posts
    12,323

    Why the cost of Internet is rising in the US

    Now you know why the cost of internet is rising in the US while cost is falling for the rest of the world:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7092053.stm
    "Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but is the realisation of how much you already have" - anon

  2. #2
    Ohh Hell yeah.. Sava700's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    24,051
    I didn't see anything in that article about "internet"

    Although the raise in costs without a raise in speed is BS.. Comcast for one is guilty of taking advantage of small amounts of customers whom don't have any other choices such as myself. I should see my 59.95/month bill raise to 67.95/month as of this week for no increase in speed and still crappy service.

  3. #3
    Junior Member zooner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    8,839
    feel like I've been sucker punched...
    Strap It On Whenever It Seems Appropriate

    http://www.tomsclan.com

  4. #4
    Elite Member trogers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Posts
    12,323
    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    I didn't see anything in that article about "internet"
    Hidden cost has to be balanced by hidden revenue, like $10,000 for a hammer.

    Why is Comcast still not being investigated for blocking certain internet traffic?
    "Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but is the realisation of how much you already have" - anon

  5. #5
    SG Enthusiast Comtrad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    4,059
    Quote Originally Posted by trogers View Post
    Why is Comcast still not being investigated for blocking certain internet traffic?
    Because that is where the US wants to go and Comcast has started it off.

  6. #6
    Junior Member zooner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    8,839
    Quote Originally Posted by trogers View Post
    Hidden cost has to be balanced by hidden revenue, like $10,000 for a hammer.

    Why is Comcast still not being investigated for blocking certain internet traffic?
    and even more infuriating is, what does Geronimo yell when he jumps out of a plane? Or the total insanity of how when old man who marries a young wife, he grows younger but she grows older.
    Strap It On Whenever It Seems Appropriate

    http://www.tomsclan.com

  7. #7
    Certified SG Addict
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    29,515
    All part of the plan to price people out of access.

  8. #8
    Ohh Hell yeah.. Sava700's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    24,051
    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    All part of the plan to price people out of access.

  9. #9
    SG Enthusiast Comtrad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    4,059
    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    What's funny about that?

    You don't think that's happening?

  10. #10
    Ohh Hell yeah.. Sava700's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    24,051
    Quote Originally Posted by Comtrad View Post
    What's funny about that?

    You don't think that's happening?
    I just think its funny..so I'll leave it at that.

  11. #11
    SG Enthusiast Comtrad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    4,059
    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    I just think its funny..so I'll leave it at that.
    That makes no sense, but OK.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    8,073
    This thread is a stretch even by internet standards. The two subjects have nothing to do with each other, War vs. Internet prices. Then Im suppose to buy the cable company is working with the evil US government to price itself out of existence? Doesn't seem very likely........
    She's presenting like a mandrill!

  13. #13
    Advanced Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    870
    Quote Originally Posted by 64bit View Post
    This thread is a stretch even by internet standards. The two subjects have nothing to do with each other, War vs. Internet prices. Then Im suppose to buy the cable company is working with the evil US government to price itself out of existence? Doesn't seem very likely........
    I think what they may be implying is the less people have access to the internet because of costs they less they have at alternative news sources and information so they have to rely on good ol corporate Media peddling **** for truth.. but I may be wrong, I know it goes much deeper than that.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    8,073
    Quote Originally Posted by frostybear View Post
    I think what they may be implying is the less people have access to the internet because of costs they less they have at alternative news sources and information so they have to rely on good ol corporate Media peddling **** for truth.. but I may be wrong, I know it goes much deeper than that.
    Thats not the case though. There is free internet along with low cost dial-up solutions along with the library that even bums can use. Its actually becoming easier by the day to get cheap internet access. Of course there is a premium to be paid for high-speed but that is like any other service model. It's fast becoming ubiquitous like the television or radio and will be priced accordingly for basic service in the not too distant future. As far as alternative news, you can lead a horse to water.....
    She's presenting like a mandrill!

Similar Threads

  1. Cost of Drugs
    By Far-N-Wide in forum General Discussion Board
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 01-21-08, 05:15 PM
  2. Your Internet Is In Danger!!!
    By JC in forum General Discussion Board
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-20-07, 02:51 PM
  3. another Winfixer problem....
    By bellinibean in forum Network Security
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-16-06, 10:28 PM
  4. Canīt open secure site
    By frankwanuza in forum General Broadband Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-17-05, 01:12 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •