[SATLUG] Time Warner Cable

mark mark at kandm-solutions.com
Tue May 24 19:46:51 CDT 2011


I have GVTC and I pay $40 per month for 1.5 Mbs down and 768k up. I can
not afford their fiber rates. They also filter my ports and will not
open them unless I buy a static address for an additional $15 a month.
The only other option is some satellite company which is priced about
the same.

On Mon, 2011-05-23 at 20:50 +0000, gbear14275 at gmail.com wrote:
> Hello SATLUG,
> 
> I pay 40.99 for the top tier cable internet plan with Time Warner Cable  
> month to month... and nothing more. I've found with netflix, hulu and other  
> video offerings available online... who needs cable. I'll sign back up when  
> it makes sense to me... but that probably wont be till all-vid adapters or  
> FTTH at the least.
> 
> I would like to know if anyone is on GVTC and how their fiber offering is?  
> I just moved from Syracuse to here and miss the $179.99/mo 20/20 business  
> class FIOS I was on.
> 
> And yes... I would believe it very much that cable companies would inhibit  
> municipalities from getting into the ISP business... too much money and  
> power in that market to let it go easily. Personally I think the  
> infrastructure and content should be separated like with your traditional  
> phone. Don't like your carrier? call and switch and keep all the same  
> equipment, just change who you pay.
> 
> Very Respectfully,
> Garrett Heaton
> 
> PS Any body to freelance LAMP work? Looking for a sysadmin and/or developer  
> to maintain a low volume online text based gaming site...
> 
> On , MKDavis Jr <gtmo321 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > 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  
> > enjoyed.
> 
> > 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.
> 
> 
> 
> > Mike
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > On 05/17/2011 02:32 PM, Nate wrote:
> 
> 
> > OT
> 
> > Is there anyone else out there who is paying a princely sum and don'ta  
> > 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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