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- From: Craig Birkmaier <brewmastercraig@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:09:13 -0500
On Feb 6, 2016, at 7:27 PM, Manfredi, Albert E <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Craig Birkmaier wrote:
You are the one constantly claiming that live linear TV is
dying and is unnecessary. THAT is going negative.
How is that negative? Or did you think that the introduction of VCRs was
negative? I'm puzzled by your weird motivations, Craig.
With a response like that I can understand why you are puzzled?
We've been over this in depth, too many times to mention. I don't know why you
feel it necessary to kill a service that still delivers about 70% of the TV
programs people watch, but I do know that your completely out of sync with
Your defense of retaining wasteful one-way broadcast spectrum is always
couched in terms of this mysterious fear of the disappearance of linear, by
There is nothing wasteful about a service that delivers the vast majority of TV
entertainment in the U.S.
Your contention that this PRIVATELY OWNED bandwidth is being wasted and should
be used for broadband, so everyone can stream TV entertainment from the
Internet, completely ignores the reality that almost everyone who wants to do
this can. And it ignores the reality that the wired MVPDs are rapidly upgrading
their systems to deliver gigabit broadband alongside their in-band video
There you go again. So on the one hand, you claim we don't need more
bandwidth. And in the next breath, you claim we need at least a decade or
more to get enough bandwidth. So, which is it Craig? Do we need no more
bandwidth, or not?
You are confused. There is a difference between how rapidly something CAN
HAPPEN, and how long it will take for it TO HAPPEN. This is no different that
your constant rants that cord cutting is rampant.
What YOU want to happen is completely disconnected from business realities and
what the people who run these businesses are doing. And it is completely
disconnected from what consumers are doing.
We have all the last mile bandwidth we need, Craig, for TV streaming, except
in rural settings perhaps, if the spectrum is allocated efficiently. Not in
decades, but now. If broadband is available today to 70+% of households, and
it's higher than that already depending how you define broadband, then if
80+% of cable system/FiOS spectrum is freed up, even without having to create
a lot of new PONs, we would have a pretty high percentage of homes all set,
Dream on. Aside from being off on your stats, you are promoting a transition
scenario that make NO BUSINESS SENSE.
If you're among the 25+% of households with no broadband, tell me how you can
Where did you pull that spec out of?
Try this, published by the FCC on January 29th.
2016 Broadband Progress Report
While the nation continues to make progress in broadband deployment, many
Americans still lack access to advanced, high-quality voice, data, graphics and
video offerings, especially in rural areas and on Tribal lands, according to
the 2016 Broadband Progress Report adopted by the Federal Communications
Key findings include the following:
10 percent of all Americans (34 million people) lack access to 25 Mbps/3 Mbps
39 percent of rural Americans (23 million people) lack access to 25 Mbps/3 Mbps.
By contrast, only 4 percent of urban Americans lack access to 25 Mbps/3 Mbps
The availability of fixed terrestrial services in rural America continues to
lag behind urban America at all speeds: 20 percent lack access even to service
at 4 Mbps/1 Mbps, down only 1 percent from 2011, and 31 percent lack access to
10 Mbps/1 Mbps, down only 4 percent from 2011.
41 percent of Americans living on Tribal lands (1.6 million people) lack access
to 25 Mbps/3 Mbps broadband
68 percent living in rural areas of Tribal lands (1.3 million people) lack
You ARE consistent Bert.
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