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post #21 of 43 Old 03-07-14, 09:16 PM
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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

I'm not talking about higher speed but who decides what services I get to have and at what quality and price is what I'm concerned about , when only a few have total control over something it's generally not good for the consumer
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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

The trick to that dilemma is to not play.

Every time I can figure out a way to disconnect myself from these people, we do. In my opinion, one can capitulate, give in and give these folks all our money or we can slowly drop out and go off grid with blu-rays, clam-shell phones, paper maps and give up watching commercial content that includes twenty minutes of commercial content for every forty minutes of entertainment content.

The point, just to play along, socially and monetarily, high tech has become too expensive and our choices are play, or don't play.

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Im just saying to put some perspective to it ...

Google market cap is 408.23 billion. Earnings are 38 bucks a share. 47,756 employees

Operating expenses, other than cost of revenues, were $5.50 billion

Now you Have AT&T who lays down the pipes for Google

AT&T market cap is 169.43 billion Earnings per share are 3.39 and T employes 243,360
operating expenses for 4th Q 17 Billion

So for the Netflix's, Google's and Amazon's crying foul is a little odd considering they are not doing much to make tons of cash hand over fist...

Company A sells water company B provides the pipes ... the customers want Everything Company A has to offer. However company B is left looking like the bad guys since they are not giving everyone more water. However is cost lots of money to provide what A is selling.
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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

Based on your above information, everybody is being handsomely rewarded at the consumer's expense. Just saying, look at the PE of Google and look at the PE of AT&T.

All of the expenses you described, 100% are being passed onto the consumer.....that's us. In the end, win, lose or draw, the consumer foots the bill for everything. In the end, the only one getting hosed, is the consumer. The point, my sympathies are with the final consumer of any product.

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Based on your above information, everybody is being handsomely rewarded at the consumer's expense. Just saying, look at the PE of Google and look at the PE of AT&T.

All of the expenses you described, 100% are being passed onto the consumer.....that's us. In the end, win, lose or draw, the consumer foots the bill for everything. In the end, the only one getting hosed, is the consumer. The point, my sympathies are with the final consumer of any product.
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No different than the oil company's /gas prices....rich people crying while pressing their heels into our backs.

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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

what is so bad about having net neutrality? does it really keep those company's from making a profit will it make them go under , I don't think so it just keeps them from playing favorites and having total control
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No different than the oil company's /gas prices....rich people crying while pressing their heels into our backs.
Wow! You're lucky. Oil companies where we live, are standing on our necks.
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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

Wow, y'all have a very negative viewpoint of business.
The only point to any business is to make money and the more the better, period.
No one is under duress to purchase any of the services being discussed.
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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

I have no problem with a company making money as long as it's a fair price ' but monopoly's do the opposite pulse when a company plays favorites and makes one services at a disadvantage bandwidth wise to make it's own service look better that's not right
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Re: Blogger says Verizon is Purposefully Slowing Netflix; Verizon Denies Charge

Most of us have options, so it is hard to make the case for a monopoly. If you don't like cable, there is OTA or Sat or internet. If you don't like the internet deals, you can watch one of the other ways. Personally, I hate the amount that I pay Cox, and don't think their customer service is very good. But I pay the price for the convenience. If it goes up any more, however, I will likely be looking at the other options.

In principle, however, I don't have an issue with those that use more bandwidth having to pay for it.

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