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Verizon's (VZ) alliance (I, II) with Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner (TWC) could spell trouble...

Verizon's (VZ) alliance (I, II) with Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner (TWC) could spell trouble for DSL providers such as AT&T (T), CenturyLink (CTL), and Frontier (FTR), argues Karl Bode. As it is, DSL is often at a competitive disadvantage to rival wireline broadband technologies, and now DSL providers may also have 4G LTE services to contend with.
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  • words
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    Perhaps trouble for CTL and FTR but T is still building out U-verse. In addition, T has the wherewithal to secure content.
    7 Dec 2011, 01:10 PM Reply Like
  • Bear Bait
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    Yeah but. I just talked with VZ yesterday about their myfi setup. It's 50 bucks a month with 4g speeds in some areas but only 5gigs max data download. If you stream movies that's about 4 to 5 movies. For I think 80 bucks you could get 10gigs or maybe it was 8 gigs. Right now I have Frontier DSL unlimited gigs and 2.87 mbs speeds. 2.87 is good enough for Standard def movies and will run High def on a good day. All this for about 17 bucks including taxes. I don't feel any pressure to give up my DSL yet.
    7 Dec 2011, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • rbkrmk
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    Telephone poles and lines with DSL in front of your home or business are not disappearing anytime soon.
    Can you imagine every home, business or institutions having it's employees doing all paperwork on a 4G cell phone or tablet...not going to happen.
    26 Dec 2011, 08:32 AM Reply Like
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