Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-04-2013, 07:13 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,094
One more reason to say "^$#% Verizon"

Instead of rolling out fiber-optic networking, which can be both extremely fast and resistant to storm damage, they're trying to push customers in parts of NY and NJ damaged by Sandy to crappy-arse wireless "phone" and Internet service.

Bruce Kushnick: Fire Island Erupts Over Verizon's Wireless Voice Link: New York AG Claims Verizon Violated Agreement

Sorry, if I want to have a business conversation that doesn't sound like dung, I want to either have it over a copper phone line, a phone line running over fiber, or VoIP running over a nice, fast, low-latency, hardwired or FiOS link. Staticky cell phone connections affected by atmospheric interference or a butterfly flapping its wings in Madagascar needn't apply. Hope the NY Attorney General sticks it up their arseholes and twists till they squeal like pigs. They took public funds to roll out fiber -- they'd better deliver.

If the damaged areas are to be rebuilt and be "on the grid" at all as far as electricity, connecting fiber to concentrators isn't a huge problem.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-04-2013, 11:35 PM
waterboarding w/medmech
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Coming to your hometown
Posts: 7,987
Bravo. Telecom in this country is a disgrace. Telecom companies are crooks.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-05-2013, 12:17 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Blue Point, NY
Posts: 25,396
I agree.

We only have cable out here and the cost is outrageous. For reasons that are unfathomable to me, Verizon cannot or will not run fiber around here.

The cable bill (triple play) is over $150. now and it goes up nearly every month.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-05-2013, 10:03 AM
TwitchKitty's Avatar
Just fix it
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Varies
Posts: 3,322
You must have a smart phone and learn to love it. No pay phones, no newspapers, smart phones. Broadcast TV is under assault, gotta go. They must know your every move.
__________________
And that's the way it is. Sorry if this is not what you wanted to hear. I reserve the right to be wrong, others take the liberty. My posts are not intended to be complete, just enough to help you find your own answers. Don't let the Relevance Paradox get you.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-05-2013, 10:47 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwitchKitty View Post
You must have a smart phone and learn to love it. No pay phones, no newspapers, smart phones. Broadcast TV is under assault, gotta go. They must know your every move.
That would be great if their (or any) wireless network would have the same capacity and reliability as fiber to the premises.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-05-2013, 11:42 AM
TwitchKitty's Avatar
Just fix it
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Varies
Posts: 3,322
The only capacity that matters is the capacity of their bank accounts. Wireless is king of the bank accounts. What you want or need is only important if it sticks to the bottom of their shoes.
__________________
And that's the way it is. Sorry if this is not what you wanted to hear. I reserve the right to be wrong, others take the liberty. My posts are not intended to be complete, just enough to help you find your own answers. Don't let the Relevance Paradox get you.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-05-2013, 11:49 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwitchKitty View Post
The only capacity that matters is the capacity of their bank accounts. Wireless is king of the bank accounts. What you want or need is only important if it sticks to the bottom of their shoes.
Wrong: they're a public utility that accepted infrastructure funds from the state. Time for them to live up to their bargain or get fawked hard.

Breaking contracts is a good way to lose future business.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-05-2013, 01:43 PM
aklim's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Location: Greenfield WI, USA
Posts: 8,514
Quote:
Originally Posted by spdrun View Post
Wrong: they're a public utility that accepted infrastructure funds from the state. Time for them to live up to their bargain or get fawked hard.

Breaking contracts is a good way to lose future business.
Question, why did it have to come to this? When you get a mortgage on a new house there are several draws. Why did someone give them the money all at once? Give them financing draws. You complete 10%, call me. I will inspect it and when satisfied, give you the money. You don't, I am out 10%
__________________
01 Ford Excursion Powerstroke
99 E300 Turbodiesel
91 Vette with 383 motor
05 Polaris Sportsman 800 EFI
06 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI
03 SeaDoo GTX SC Red
03 SeaDoo GTX SC Yellow
04 Tailgator 21 ft Toy Hauler
11 Harley Davidson 883 SuperLow
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page