Verizon Public Policy on Netflix

Jay Ashworth jra at
Sun Jul 20 16:06:08 UTC 2014

Ah, yes... /those/ numbers.

Lyrically put, Valdis; thanks.

On July 19, 2014 6:28:26 PM EDT, Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
>On Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:32:42 -0400, Jay Ashworth said:
>> I wonder what the original FCC data actually said.  And meant.
>The last time I checked, the FCC data was a steaming pile of dingo's
>kidneys due to the way they overstated access.  It was done on a
>basis, and if the service was offered *anywhere* in the county, it was
>as accessible to *the entire population* of said county.
>So if there were 50,000 people in the county, and 6 households got
>because they lived right on the county line and Comcast hit their
>because they were doing a buildiut in a new development just over the
>the FCC said all 50K had access to cable.
>Similary for more suurban areas, where Cox may have cable to half the
>people, and Verizon has DSL to a *different* third, and 1/6 are
>their tookuses waiting for broadband from everybody - the FCC numbers
>everybody in the county has access to 2 competing providers.
>I don't know if they got any better - I doubt it, as the FCC is a
>victim of regulatory capture, and the regulated companies don't really
>want realistic numbers published...

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