Comcast is forgiving old debts in a bid to sweeten up to regulators

By Shawn Knight
Aug 4, 2014
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  1. Remember that Comcast initiative called Internet Essentials that aimed to provide discounted Internet access and affordable computers to low-income families? You know, the one that the FCC required Comcast to launch as part of their acquisition of NBCUniversal back in 2011?

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,525   +828

    I honestly do fear the results of said merger....
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  3. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    If the merger happens, there will hardly be any competition, data caps on places that never had one before, and prices will likely skyrocket.
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,528   +288

    Gladly support merger if 4 other independent ISPs in every market are given full access to network at 108% of actual hard cash costs (you know, like a utility with transmission lines). The LACK of competition is the main issue. The dog in the manger says, "Bow Wow." and the sheep starve.
  5. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Guru Posts: 467   +96

    The more they kiss ***, the more we should be worried about how much they value this merger and how much they think they'll be able to get away with afterwards.
  6. Oh, thank you Father Comstock!:p
  7. Holotus

    Holotus TS Enthusiast Posts: 68   +9

    It's now up to Google to create competition. Unless people find a method that uses a Mesh network so that the internet can be decentralized.

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