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Re: Went to Comcast today & returned all my stuff

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:56 am
by jjk308
zeebaron wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:43 pm
FfNJGTFO wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:01 pm
zeebaron wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:43 pm


Yep, it's all a rip off. I wish we had government provided fiber internet here so I don't have to deal with getting it from cable companies who bribe politicians to do what they do legally. It's too bad Google Fiber decided to stop expanding, Tampa was next.
Yeah, but "Government provided fiber" = Government snooping of Internet activities... Why was Google so willing to provide gigabyte fiber in certain markets...? :shock: That, and whose tax money pays for all that government provided fiber???? :twisted: :mrgreen:
The NSA scans the entirety of everyone's network traffic, no matter which provider you use.
The problem wouldn't be the snooping but the utter incompetence of governments to run most anything. Private firms lose customers if they screw up. If they don't fix it, fast, they go bankrupt. But government? Maybe a couple of politicians lose an election but the incompetence goes on forever.

Re: Went to Comcast today & returned all my stuff

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:02 am
by jjk308
Slartibartfast wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:59 pm
they're getting kicked out of NY




https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/27/nyre ... dband.html

Looks like Cuomo currying favor with cable co. haters. :lol:

...............The Public Service Commission’s decision is the latest and most aggressive offensive in a prolonged battle between Charter, which operates under the brand name Spectrum and employs more than 11,000 New Yorkers, and Mr. Cuomo, who has accused the company of reneging on its promises to expand broadband service to rural areas of the state.

At an unrelated news conference after the decision, Mr. Cuomo said Charter had repeatedly refused the state’s efforts to hold it responsible.

“Some of these large corporations think they can get away with murder, right?” he said. “Just because you’re a big corporation doesn’t mean you can come into this state and bully the consumers of this state. It’s not going to happen.”

In its decision, the commission invoked the language of morality, declaring in a statement that in light of the company’s “egregious” and “wholly deficient” performance, it could “no longer in good faith and conscience” allow it to do business in New York.

Spectrum officials suggested that the move may have been politically motivated, noting that Election Day was nearing. The governor has steadily escalated his rhetoric against the company recently, as the embattled provider has fended off both Mr. Cuomo’s charges of malfeasance and an unrelated workers’ strike that has lasted more than a year.

“In the weeks leading up to an election, rhetoric often becomes politically charged,” the company said in a statement. “But the fact is that Spectrum has extended the reach of our advanced broadband network to more than 86,000 New York homes and businesses since our merger agreement.”

Mr. Cuomo is facing an aggressive challenge on his left flank from the other Democratic candidate for governor, Cynthia Nixon, as well as attacks by the Republican candidate, the Dutchess County executive, Marcus J. Molinaro.

While the feud between the state and Charter has stretched over months, Friday’s decision arrived abruptly, announced after a vote at a hastily called special meeting of the commission in Albany......

The commission had previously ordered Charter to pay a $2 million fine for its slow broadband rollout. Mr. Cuomo has also threatened the company with legal action — a fact the governor brought up at a news conference earlier this month, where he told a reporter from NY1, Spectrum’s local news affiliate, that he didn’t want to argue with him because “I already have a lawsuit with your station, as you know.” The governor’s office later said the comment was a joke and that he had been referring to the broadband dispute.

Re: Went to Comcast today & returned all my stuff

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:39 am
by chester field
Bright House/Spectrum was so crappy here that I cut the cable in 2009. I was switching to antenna to get a better picture to watch the game and thought, "why the hell am I paying for cable?". I have a Roku, which streams better than any of my other smart devices, and Netflix and some other streaming channels. My $30 RCA UHF/VHF antenna picks up about 50 channels (20 some in English, including all the locals), and it's stuck on a 20' pole that I recovered from my top rail when I pulled my chain link fence.

Then I finally switched to WOW for internet and got way better speed and service than Shitstrum, and I don't have their smelly criminal bastard BH technicians inside my house when their crappy internet goes down again.

It's cheaper to go around the corner to the bar and get wings and a jug of beer to get the occasional game, then it is to cable. And as more people cut the cord and go over the air and streaming, cable prices will go up while service goes down.

Re: Went to Comcast today & returned all my stuff

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:52 pm
by zeebaron
jjk308 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:56 am
zeebaron wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:43 pm
FfNJGTFO wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:01 pm


Yeah, but "Government provided fiber" = Government snooping of Internet activities... Why was Google so willing to provide gigabyte fiber in certain markets...? :shock: That, and whose tax money pays for all that government provided fiber???? :twisted: :mrgreen:
The NSA scans the entirety of everyone's network traffic, no matter which provider you use.
The problem wouldn't be the snooping but the utter incompetence of governments to run most anything. Private firms lose customers if they screw up. If they don't fix it, fast, they go bankrupt. But government? Maybe a couple of politicians lose an election but the incompetence goes on forever.
They are usually run by separate corporate non-profit corporations who contract out to private firms to provide material support. Often you have to pay for the optical fiber to be run to your premises, which can get costly. But from everyone I've heard that has it, I've never heard a complaint. Just lots of praises.

Re: Went to Comcast today & returned all my stuff

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:53 pm
by zeebaron
jjk308 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:02 am
Looks like Cuomo currying favor with cable co. haters. :lol:
More like they didn't give a big enough "donation", which they're giving them the opportunity to fix.

Re: Went to Comcast today & returned all my stuff

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:49 pm
by Keith
Tenzing_Norgay wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Clyde621 wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:32 pm
What are you guys doing for tv besides antennas.
Roku, FireStick, Prime, Netflix, Kodi & Terrarium
This and mobdro for live TV.

Re: Went to Comcast today & returned all my stuff

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:57 pm
by Captain Steinbrenner
I can’t find that Mobdro app on the App Store.


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Re: Went to Comcast today & returned all my stuff

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:48 pm
by Tenzing_Norgay
Captain Steinbrenner wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:57 pm
I can’t find that Mobdro app on the App Store.


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It's an Android thing (but doesn't appear on Google Play Store) You can download to your FireStick here:

https://mobdro.onl/download/

Re: Went to Comcast today & returned all my stuff

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:14 pm
by Keith
Captain Steinbrenner wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:57 pm
I can’t find that Mobdro app on the App Store.


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http://bit.ly/a323kftv

That is the apptoid download. It is an App Store that has all of these other apps in it. Makes it easy to set up a box.

Re: Went to Comcast today & returned all my stuff

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:08 am
by Captain Steinbrenner
Thanks man.


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