Pages

Jump to bottom

11 comments

1 Achilles Tang  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:19:45pm

I don’t personally need gigabyte download, but that is because I don’t have access to services that require it, and whatever they may be I won’t get them since the “innovators” assume I don’t want them; or it could be because it is more profitable to provide mediocre service (less than most other advanced nations) rather than lead?//

The USA is after all the best example of free enterprise in the world, is it not?

2 kirkspencer  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:33:27pm

Once upon a time, a lot of us (yes, me too) said businesses didn’t need more than 48K RAM. While we were right at the instant we said it, what we meant was wrong. What we meant was that the 64K showing up in games was “just” for gamers, and even then there wasn’t really a need for more. No, our computers were already outrunning the 300 baud modems and were more than enough to handle the monocolor high-res graphics of the time. There just wasn’t need for that kind of speed.

As I said, we were wrong. We really weren’t looking at tomorrow, much less a few years down the road.

TimeWarner isn’t even looking at today. 1GB ports are built into the computers — CAT6 LANs are becoming pretty much typical. Businesses and individuals would be overjoyed if speeds to the community and world were comparable to speeds inside their network.

Idiots.

3 Charles Johnson  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:54:56pm

America’s Internet is in the hands of short-sighted fools.

4 Amory Blaine  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:03:02pm

There’s a big need to line their pockets however.

5 Blue Point  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:37:54pm

America’s internet is going to resemble a Tar and Chip road while the rest of the world zooms by. Technology? Ain’t that science or sumpin?

6 Destro  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:03:03pm

Capitalism!

7 Etaoin Shrdlu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:31:19pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

America’s Internet is in the hands of short-sighted fools rent-seeking monopolists.

FTFY

8 RadicalModerate  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 12:47:44am

This is Time Warner spin, because they are getting absolutely hammered in the Kansas City marketplace right now. Google cable/gigabit internet is so popular, the have accelerated the planned expansion to include five new surrounding communities, and have plans for at least a dozen new cities within 12 months’ time.
The cable service matches up almost exactly with what Time Warner offers, with one exception: Time Warner channels (HBO/Cinemax, etc) aren’t offered because Time-Warner is wanting to charge exorbitant fees to Google to carry their channels.

9 Flounder  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 5:14:52am

I thought we were all going wireless?!

10 Political Atheist  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 6:34:10am

re: #6 Destro

Capitalism!

You mean this?

Screw Time Warner, we have better options.

11 Destro  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 6:46:17am

re: #10 Political Atheist

You mean this?

Screw Time Warner, we have better options.

You call those better options? The internet was invented thanks in large and most parts to govt money raised via taxing the people. Why should you pay those insane prices for something YOUR tax money invented?

[Link: www.slate.com…]


Capitalism. It makes the people happy to be taken from and then made to buy back their own stuff.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Kevin Cavanaugh Becomes First Democrat to Win New Hampshire State Senate Special Election Since 1984 BOW, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Kevin Cavanaugh has won the special election for New Hampshire's District 16 state Senate seat. Cavanaugh defeated Republican David Boutin and Libertarian Jason Dubrow on Tuesday. District 16 covers Bow, Dunbarton, Candia, Hooksett and ...
Thanos
23 hours, 31 minutes ago
Views: 253 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Washington’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Gridlock or Wasted Dollars — It’s Men Now if I were Capito, I would have a very hard time not tweeting at Farenthold, “Boy, I wish you would.” Capito runs four miles most days. She could have a quick draw. Farenthold also runs well, notably away ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 2 hours ago
Views: 311 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The New Respects - Come as You AreMusic video by The New Respects performing Come As You Are. (C) 2017 Credential Recordings vevo.ly
Thanos
2 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 430 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Isley Brothers, Santana - I Remember (Audio)Music video by The Isley Brothers, Santana performing I Remember (Audio). (P)(C) 2017 Starfaith, LLC and RI Top Ten, LLC, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment vevo.ly
Thanos
2 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 289 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
They Kept Us as Slaves: AP Reveals Claims Against ChurchThey kept us as slaves: AP reveals claims against church SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at ...
Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines
2 days, 16 hours ago
Views: 324 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Stranger Things Season II Trailer The first trailer for Stranger Things 2 is here. It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the ...
Thanos
4 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 546 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
‘Silent Coup’: Limbaugh Says ?!?! In an impassioned commentary, Rush Limbaugh said he believes the Washington establishment - both Democrats and Republicans - are involved in a "silent coup" against President Trump. Silent coup? Wrong and wrong. As silent as Rachael Maddow, Keith Olberman ...
Unshaken Defiance
1 week ago
Views: 999 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Immigration: Focus LocallyIn these days of Trump and the Republicans attacking everything decent about America, it's too easy to focus on the immediate threat. Trump's Muslim band is back, but everyone is paying attention to the Republicans trying to steal our healthcare. ...
jhncsy
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 733 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
‘Submit to Your Husbands’: Women Told to Endure Domestic Violence in the Name of God (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) The culprits were obvious: it was the menopause or the devil. Who else could be blamed, Peter screamed at his wife in nightly tirades, for her alleged insubordination, for her stupidity, her lack of sexual pliability, her refusal to ...
Birth Control Works
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 1,126 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
West Virginia Families, Just Learning About Health-Care Access, Fear It Will Be Taken Away - Rewire In Vienna, West Virginia—just north of Parkersburg, along the Ohio River separating the two states—the only Planned Parenthood health center in the state sits among a scattering of gray and tan buildings beside the main road. A few days ...
Birth Control Works
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 1,121 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0