Posts Tagged ‘Competition’
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After years of ignoring competition, Verizon is forced to compete for customers

by: William Neilson JrDecember 10, 2014
Previously, Verizon has decided not to compete against rival carriers on a consistent basis.
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Google Fiber redefined cheap speed for the home, now sets eyes on small business

by: William Neilson JrNovember 24, 2014
Cities begged Google to have their 1Gbps service installed in their cities.
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Unsurprisingly, Verizon will not enter any pricing war per analysts

by: William Neilson JrNovember 5, 2014
For years now, Verizon has largely stayed out of any meaningful price-battle.
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C Spire CEO annoyed that failed mergers are forcing them to compete on price

by: William Neilson JrSeptember 15, 2014
C Spire's Hu Meena claimed that wireless competition was set back.
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AT&T objected to Amazon using HTC for a low-cost phone

by: William Neilson JrSeptember 11, 2014
AT&T objected to Amazon using HTC for a low-cost phone.
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Another reason why a wireless provider is no match for a wired provider

by: William Neilson JrAugust 20, 2014
There is a disparity between a wired & wireless connection.
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AT&T wants a “level playing field” only when the rules benefit them

by: William Neilson JrJuly 19, 2014


AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Comcast love to yell and scream about needing a “level playing field” whenever the whiff of competition comes into their areas.

When citizens in Georgia were tired of having JUST 3 Mbps connections through AT&T DSL with no alternative, AT&T tried to ban competition by claiming that the “rules of the road should be fair.” When Cablevision was desperate to block Verizon FiOS from entering Glen Cove, NY, Cablevision tried to argue that because Verizon FiOS wasn’t offering free cable TV to a few parts of the city, that FiOS should not be allowed due to the [...]
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After receiving $47k from ISP’s in 2014, Blackburn wants to block competition

by: William Neilson JrJuly 18, 2014


It sure does help your cause when you can bribe pay-off contribute money to politicians willing to help you eliminate competition. No, really, there are situations where politicians have explicitly admitted to having broadband providers (who contribute heavily to the politician) write a bill that the politician then submits for law.

This week, Marsha Blackburn (R – Brentwood) introduced legislation that would have barred the Federal Communications Commission from helping community-owned Internet service providers compete against private companies. Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved the proposal in a 223 – 200 [...]

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