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posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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I know prior to the classification there were several heated topics on the subject, So what are your horror stories and yeah stories since the reclassification of the ISP industry.

A consequence of reclassifying the telecom ISP industry that I have seen so far: the peeons might get heard.

I'm actually considering filing the same complaint. I pay more to get less service with comcast. I pay 80 bucks a month for 50mb internet service only , if I go to a tv bundle package it drops to ~65 a month.

However, I refuse to have their cable tv package because of the headaches in the past with them. The constant overcharging and billing errors always in their favor every couple of months , and the 2 hour phone calls and drop calls with support to get it resolved was a nightmare.

Wasn't comcast argument for undoing net neutrality : "that those the use more should pay more". Hypocrisy much, its no wonder year after year their customers hate them.



complaint to the FCC argued that Comcast is artificially inflating cable TV subscriber numbers by making it cheaper to buy a bundle of TV and Internet service than Internet service alone. Here’s what Ferguson wrote in his complain


arstechnica.com...

I get it I get it, the bundle cost less because they get kick backs so they pass the savings to the customer. Well I say B$, they charge me more because they can, and there is no competition at the fast broadband level. Notice that in every market that Google Fiber goes into Comcast, ATT, Verizon, and TWC all drop their prices and service quality goes up over night.

I say Point +1 for the reclassification of the ISP industry, ISP zero since it went into effect.

Personally, it appears to me that I have experienced less buffering on my end when streaming online. Although that could be just a coincidence since I really haven't done any metrics to determine anything.
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posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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I was going to say call and threaten to go Direct, but it sounds like you already tried that.

My mom got tired of them raising the price for the same basic package so called and said, Cancel…

they gave her a monthly discount plus free HBO and SHO for a year.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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Yeah I tried that but its only temporary , after a couple of months with the promotional prices they change it on the fly.

It got to the point that I started to record the phone calls with them because all the lies and B$, I had a district manager actually admit that yes they lied to me and gave me the package and prices they promised after she wen't over comcasts own recordings they keep. Regardless about 6 months later same thing .

I also pay for my parents cable bills so I stilll deal with that headache. They charged 400 one month with porn charges (some even gay porn, not that their is anything wrong with that but ) to their account and acted like it wasn't an error. I told them that they don't even know how to get to the VOD section and after having a stroke I doubt that was on their list of things todo.

That took 3 months to get resolved and It took 6 months to resolve an internet issue I was having. I personally look forward to having another option to try get things resolved with them.

I have to keep their internet service because its the only provided fast broadband in my area, I have to keep my parents tv because its what they are accustomed to use and they are far from computer or tech literate.

However, I found that their are less headaches and billing errors with internet only service because their are no packages they can change on a monthly basis. Makes me think how lucky we are that they didn't kill the net neutrality principles yet. Either-wise I'm sure their would have been internet bundle packages as well, that they could swap you for on error on a monthly basis.


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posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 02:35 PM
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originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: intrptr

Yeah I tried that but its only temporary , after a couple of months with the promotional prices they change it on the fly.

It got to the point that I started to record the phone calls with them because all the lies and B$, I had a district manager actually admit that yes they lied to me and gave me the package and prices they promised after she wen't over comcasts own recordings they keep. Regardless about 6 months later same thing .

I also pay for my parents cable bills so I stilll deal with that headache. They charged 400 one month with porn charges (some even gay porn, not that their is anything wrong with that but ) to their account and acted like it wasn't an error. I told them that they don't even know how to get to the VOD section and after having a stroke I doubt that was on their list of things todo.

That took 3 months to get resolved and It took 6 months to resolve an internet issue I was having. I personally look forward to having another option to try get things resolved with them.

I have to keep their internet service because its the only provided fast broadband in my area, I have to keep my parents tv because its what they are accustomed to use and they are far from computer or tech literate.

However, I found that their are less headaches and billing errors with internet only service because their are no packages they can change on a monthly basis. Makes me think how lucky we are that they didn't kill the net neutrality principles yet. Either-wise I'm sure their would have been internet bundle packages as well, that they could swap you for on error on a monthly basis.



Tennesse - a city - can't recall - couldn't get internet. The city started their own ISP - after a few years in the hole - success - wonderful broadband (on par with Korea), low pricing to individuals and steady revenue for the city.

Public Utilities - like the civilized world has.

arstechnica.com...

www.truth-out.org...


Publicly owned broadband lets local communities from Iowa to Louisiana control a vital economic resource - rather than leaving it in the hands of a few monopolistic corporations. The outcome of this week's FCC vote could either help or hinder the path forward.


Big Telecon is pushing back - in a big way.... and with plenty of 'fear mongering' thank you big media:

arstechnica.com...

blogs.reuters.com...



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 02:43 PM
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Hopefully its a trend that would take off , although it would have huge hurdles thrown at them by the telecom Oligopoly like you mention.

I remember when Katrina happened, google (I think) had offered to give free wifi for the area. Comcast, verizon, and Att cried like little kids and said it was illegal. They were afraid that after the reconstruction efforts the free wifi would be there to stay and catch on.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 02:46 PM
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I also pay for my parents cable bills so I stilll deal with that headache. They charged 400 one month with porn charges (some even gay porn, not that their is anything wrong with that but ) to their account and acted like it wasn't an error. I told them that they don't even know how to get to the VOD section and after having a stroke I doubt that was on their list of things todo.

And I thought I had it rough. You're awesome.

My mom had a stroke, too. I'm muddling through that and more operations, since I quit smoking and abusing drugs cable is the only relief I get these days. And reading input from ATS,

Thanks for the viewpoint.

My total solution is to go off grid, then I don't have to know whats going on in the world so much. Done it before, its blissful ignorance.

Naaah, I'll fork over the dough, can't miss out a ringside seat to the world…



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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And I thought I had it rough. You're awesome.


Nah, they are the awesome ones. I'm just lucky, because of their sacrifices I was able to be in a position to help.



My mom had a stroke, too. I'm muddling through that and more operations

So sorry to hear that, its a tough thing to go through. Best of luck to you and your family. My father made almost a full recovery although some days are better than others and sometimes he just appears lost.

It was a life altering event for all of us that is still impacting us , but we have to make the best of the cards we are dealt.



since I quit smoking and abusing drugs cable is the only relief I get these days. And reading input from ATS,

Man that is not an easy thing to do, so you should be proud of that accomplishment and having the will power and strength to do it.

I have had several good friends die in not such a pleasant manner and others become total strangers doing drugs. Life is pretty crazy and unfair, and throwing drugs into the mix from what I have seen makes the spiral go faster and cause people to lose clarity and eventually end up miserable.

I'm not an anti drug guy and I'm for legalization of it but I have also seen the negative side of it. Its one of those things that can just sneak up on you before you realize its a big problem and by then its typically to late. Sincere best of luck to you and your family.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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Thank you, same to you and yours.



posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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Do you people truly believe the heart of the matter is the commerial hypotheticals? Wow, they've got you folks spinning.

This is about CENSORSHIP. Plain and simple. The monetary issues are just an incentive to cronnies. Do you think it's a coincidence that alternate ISPs have met their ropes end? Kimdotcom and TOR are virtual records of the Internet Inquisition witchhunts. Wake up Willy!

Nevermind, take this: [url=http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=go+back+to+sleep+a+perfect+circle&view=detail&mid=A9E6598F66C3C001B9F7A9E6598F66C3C001B9F7&FORM=VRRTAP]pill[/ url]
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posted on Jun, 24 2015 @ 10:50 AM
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OFcourse its about censorship as well , The internet was a true bidirectional uncontrolled medium. The masses were able to voice their opinions equally to the Corporations and Gov't. That makes it hard to push propaganda and to keep them from uniting versus fighting among the themselves.

Un doing net neutrality is censorship. It gives them the power and legal right to control who gets heard on the internet. Another reason why no true republican or American should be against net neutrality.



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