[opendtv] Re: Best apps to enhance your Super Bowl 50 viewing experience | Fox News Video
- From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 00:44:42 +0000
Craig Birkmaier wrote:
I don't know why you feel it necessary to kill a service
You mean, migrate and old, inflexible, anticompetitive service, to something
that the viewing public actually wants (as opposed to have crammed down its
throat) and that can also expand the service providers own audience?
You keep complaining about "oligopoly." So I don't understand this. Who is
paying you to encourage the "oligopoly" to keep operating as one?
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.
Then there you go, Craig. Like I said, nothing new is needed here. Just market
these new IP-based TVs and STBs, the viewing public will force the TVE options
to be expanded just because they will demand it (or find alternatives),
resulting in more demand for broadband, and your obstructionism will become
If you're among the 25+% of households with no broadband,
Where did you pull that spec out of?
Did we not already see that something over 70% of US households is connected to
broadband? So tell us Craig, how many households are NOT connected to
broadband? And by the way, I have only ~1.8 Mb/s service, downstream, and
that's enough for one person streaming TV. So forget this idea that you need at
least 25 Mb/s.
I already explained that satellite broadband, or other new WISPs, would be
required for rural settings. But don't be disingenuous. Percentagewise, these
are small numbers. In urban and suburban settings, connecting more homes to
broadband should be a relatively low cost endeavor, if the MVPDs eliminate
their broadcast streams. Naturally, they can choose not to take the easy way
out, and spend more money to meet the increasing demand. That would push up
their subscription prices, especially for those who depend staunchly on the
more anticompetitive services, like Craig.
It's all good, Craig.
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