[opendtv] Re: Best apps to enhance your Super Bowl 50 viewing experience | Fox News Video
- From: Craig Birkmaier <brewmastercraig@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:32:06 -0500
On Feb 9, 2016, at 11:21 PM, Manfredi, Albert E <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Back to square one goes Craig. It's the content that sells, Craig, *not* the
fact that they are using technology from last century.
It's the content that has paid for multiple upgrades of the modern hybrid
fiber/coax plants that deliver TV content AND broadband today. The 400 MHz
analog cable plants of the last century have been upgraded at a cost of tens of
billions. And the Telcos and Google have spent billions more building out FIOS
networks that deliver TV alongside broadband.
YOU are paying for technology from the last century...DSL.
Half of those households have access to 25/3 broadband, just like
What's this point you keep wandering around about, Craig? If 19% of
households has broadband at even less than 25 Mb/s, that still works for
streaming. If all of that 19% do want 25 Mb/s or more, then that's not so
hard to provide (just eliminate the wasteful broadcasts). Can you see how you
get completely lost in your circular arguments? Give it up, Craig.
Must be a reading comprehension issue. Half of the 19% do have access to 25/3
but choose not to pay for it...just like you.
Only 6% of U.S. homes do not have access to a service that is minimally capable
of streaming video, like the DSL service you subscribe to. And NOT ONE of these
would be served by reclaiming the bandwidth in MVPD systems currently being
used for MVPD services.
As for those who cannot access broadband, virtually all can access
a DBS service;
Nonsense. People need broadband for more than just watching TV.
Stay on subject. The discussion is about streaming TV over the Internet. Yes
people need broadband for more than TV. But almost all of the 6% of homes that
lack broadband can use last century modems to access e-mail and handle basic
web surfing. And almost all can access a DBS service for TV.
And the DBS companies are acutely aware of this, branching out into Internet
services. So rural broadband is a big deal. It can and is being provided
using various methods, including satellite broadband, but it's the place
where easy fixes are not possible.
Yup. And streaming TV over the Internet is not a viable alternative to the DBS
If prices are too high, Title II regulation is not going to help.
That's also false. An excess of greed can only work against these companies,
Craig. And perhaps encourage competition from wireless providers.
The history of Title II telco regulation suggests otherwise.
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