Level 3 Communications Issues Statement Concerning Comcast's Actions

Brandon Galbraith brandon.galbraith at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 17:15:48 CST 2010


On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 4:57 PM, William Warren <
hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com> wrote:

> On 11/29/2010 5:46 PM, Mark Wall wrote:
>
>> Between the lines: Comcast wants to end mutual peering agreements (due to:
>> ratios, politics , greed) but we are going to spin it due to net
>> neutrality
>>  making it main stream media and hoping we can get comcast clients to
>> complain...
>>
>> Not the worse angle we've seen
>>
>>
>>
>>>  I think Karl Denninger has this one called right:
> http://market-ticker.org/post=173522
>
>
I'd have to disagree with his viewpoint. If customer is using resource X and
you're not able to remain profitable, than you're not charging customer
enough for the resource in question. This is just a backdoor attempt to
raise the cost to the customer without them seeing it.

If Comcast were to raise the price to the customer directly, I think you'd
see defection to other services (if available in the area, like DSL or
Clearwire).

Doesn't Verizon FIOS provide 50-150Mb/s to the home now for the same cost as
Comcast? Exhorting a carrier of content to your customer can't be a good
business decision.

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Brandon Galbraith
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