[SATLUG] Time Warner Cable

MKDavis Jr gtmo321 at earthlink.net
Mon May 23 15:17:38 CDT 2011

Thank you to those of you who shared your thought and insights.   Time 
Warner channel 23 is now one of the c-span that I apparently previously 
My concern is with absence of choice in the move and the arbitrary 
action of Time Warner. What ever  I programs I had - is it not 
reasonable to expect to keep them if they are still available?
ISP speed - we are slower than what Country(es)?  Why?
Do I/we have options - AT&T is my other option - For the life of me, 
I've never believed that the copper wired TELCo could deliver meaningful 
INTERNET speed over slightly twisted pairs that was installed in my 
house in 1978.  Fiber is the answer, however AT&T appear to betting 
their future on 'wireless'.  Is it true that some  is Austin, who claim 
to hate big government is actively trying to prevent local government 
from getting in the internet provider game for their citizens?

Is it true that "The american consumer will tolerate anything and pay 
for the privilege"? Egypt anyone -   Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter 
bubbles" | Video on TED.com.


On 05/17/2011 02:32 PM, Nate wrote:
>> OT
>> Is there  anyone else out there who is paying a princely sum and 
>> don't a want digital box..so much for cable deregulation and "more 
>> competition".  I received this from  Time Warner cable when I noticed 
>> that the c-span channels went missing:
> I think we need a definition for 'princely sum.' I pay $125+tax for 
> 1-cable box; 1-dvr; all the channels except HBO, Showtime, etc.; home 
> phone; internet (20Mbs down, 5Mbs up). Others may consider that 
> highway robbery, but I think that is a fair price for what I get. What 
> I don't like is the two-year contract I had to agree to so that I 
> would get that price, but as long as the price is fixed there 
> shouldn't be a problem.
> Keep in mind that if you aren't happy with your service, depending on 
> where you live, there are options - AT&T, DirecTV, Dish, Grande, etc.
> Now, if you want to talk about princely sums, lets talk about the 
> mobile telcos...
> ~Nate

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