You have bigger problems as Pigliosi has proposed classifying internet as a utlility.
That battle just getting rolling...
LOL Really? First, that post you quoted was not fully informed as G.fast standards already approved. May 2, 2014 confirmed by media that standards were finalized in April. There will be a very minor amount of parasite power to the homeowner of something less than $5/yr. Small change and hardly worth mentioning as it is less than most appliances including the TV. ITU ALREADY completed the standards as of early April, well ahead of EOY 2014, which has in turn moved some deployment estimates from 2016 forward to 2016.
Fiber is already at about 1,500' average from homes for Comcast if I recall correctly (don't quote me) and I believe AT&T is quoted as average of 2,000-3,000' or 600-900m. Running a single line into a back alley and spliced into copper using G.fast technology is a much cheaper proposition than full fiber.
You're far from shutting down G.fast. It is coming whether you want to ignore it or not. Dig up streets for a single line into back alleys is 20% of the cost of full fiber. A DSLAM or node every few floors depending on width and height of the building. Ever stop to think 100m might be up 60m and out 40m? The bulk of satellite TV exposure isn't concentrated apartment risers but the burbs where a typical city block is at most 200 m wide to the center of the street. Considering most all have alleys we are talking 100m from the alley to the center of the street in front of the home. My back alley line ties in at less then 50m.
Now you will run the garbage line about fiber into rural. Well, even for satellite TV the subscriber numbers aren't there. Suburban and small towns.
Blessing in disguise and the ID spoofer doesn't realize it. Maybe Stephenson will be blocked from making the $6B TMUS blunder look like a dime on the dollar when compared to a $68B DTV blunder.
LOL You know better since you have went through my old posts.
TV package will be a different beast smarty pants. Do you think VZ is going to offer mobile TV streams and then charge a customer for passing a 2 gb monthly data cap? LOL Get real. The playing field for piped TV bundles is getting bulldozed by IP both over LTE and fixed line. Satellite TV left in the cold.
Pertinent? LOL Is Google TV, Apple TV, VZ FiOS or T's U-verse TV hitting people with overages for watching streaming TV on their IP TV packages? Nope. Your premise is garbage. Comical.
Chortle with a chuckle. You just don't get it. If you are in DTV shareholder then sell your shares as this is still a good window to get out while the T bid supports share price. If you are in T shares then it is for the best as your poor visionary leader is blocked from buying a burning business model.
It isn't a doomsday per se but a doomstrend. AOL wasn't overnight but within a couple years the signs were already emerging Time Warner had a bed mate with a really nasty virus that made the sick for a good number of years.
LOL Angry you got browbeat on the TV data bunk? As much as you have looked at my post history you should know better than this line of manure you are posting.
....on top of the State attorneys recently launching antitrust investigation.
The legal beagles just might save AT&T (and Stephenson) from itself walking into the soon to be burning satellite company (DTV).
LOL. Now that you garbage spewed about data caps and IP TV has run aground you change the discussion. Maybe you should just delete the whole topic like you typically would do?
Reality changes with new technology and that is G.fast. IP TV is the future and those IP TV bundles will continue to significantly impact the pricing models. Satellite TV is dead money.
Maybe an intro package but you need to go back to the ARPU which is higher and that is an AVERAGE. Figure like kind packages for Google or Apple TV bundles and the standard price through DTV will run about $120 after all the fee trash is included. You are the troll using an impersonation ID among many others. Misleading goon.
LOL Getting desperate now. Google fiber and TV packages includes TV video stream. Does U-verse TV charge people for streaming TV data running caps? You really are making me laugh.
Tip of the iceberg as that announcement appears to be full fiber. Businesses aren't the big capex meat grinder. The endless number of homes are the prime target and G.fast being commercialized is the grand flotilla which cuts out 80% of the cost to deploy 1 gbps. The race will be on between cable and telecoms leaving the satellite pay TV market with their pants on the ground. DTV is an unnecessary $68B dilution to AT&T. Sure, satellites can be repurposed but how strong is that income or cost savings and is it enough to offset the IP TV revenue defections. Obviously not strong enough for VZ to have any interest in Dish, Carlos Slim to denounce rights to purchase controlling stake in Dish Mexico, Rupert Murdoch to separate his media production assets from satellite holdings, etc, etc. AT&T is walking into a burning building. Apparently T has something the rest of the major communications players don't know about either.
Nuff, if you aren't holding the crown for the world's biggest hypocrite then you have to be in a tight race for the title.
Ask him if IP TV is the future how in the world satellite TV can maintain revenue from 40 million paying customers when the TV bundle price is $120/month for satellite when a similar IP TV package is priced at $50/month. Cash flow will crumble with IP TV coming to the masses in earnest. $68B will be an awful expensive hunk of metal. Margins already thin on cash flow as majority of the cash flow will be used to pay dividends on all the new shares being issued. The pricing model vs. expenses is the big problem for satellite with IP TV coming.
Yes, satellites can be used in all sorts of ways but will it offset the defecting revenue and profits. Apparently T knows something VZ doesn't (NOT LIKELY LOL) because VZ is not interested in Dish beyond its spectrum holdings.
Nice little piece a couple weeks old I stumbled across
He was specifically asked as in baited. Colao would buy any EU telecom for the 'right price' as also noted in his comments. That part appears to be watered down. As for your question, I would have to think so IF the deal was of Liberty, BT or Orange size given a consolidated market cap.
BT would give a top broadband position to go with a 4G network on its way for U.K. BT and Orange both have international exposures and both place highly in the global services market. VOD grabbing an Orange would be like the version of VZ buying out Alltel in the U.S. years ago. Alltel filled the geographic void.
Actually, the EU didn't feel the big impact for a few a couple more years when the PIIGS took center stage and Greece was the focus. Check you timelines. Comparison still valid. EU has delayed easing by FOUR years from its implosion whereas U.S. had to pour the coals on immediately or risk a full blown depression. Same impact on different time frames. Point is easing just starting in EU.
? DTV's customer base in rural markets is small compared to the amount of subscribers in population centers that will soon have 1 gbps IP available through G.fast coming in 2015. ATT is grabbing an AOL proposition in DTV with the profitable bulk of subscribers about to get technology much faster than existing that opens up the pay TV playing field. 15 mbps or more? Let's not light any fires.