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MikeP688
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11/11/2014 | 12:04:31 AM
Re: Strategy?
I reflected upon this very fact earlier today.    What all need to also realize is that although the President's Party suffered a defeat, The President still matters--The incoming Majority Leader, Senator McConnell, underscored this.     I did nearly fall out of my chair in laughter as this story was published on my Daily Update earlier tonight....there is room for all if the the playing field is level--that's for certain.....
Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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11/10/2014 | 7:25:33 PM
Re: Strategy?
I don't know that the President's stance will carry that much weight following the results of the mid-term elections. 
MikeP688
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11/10/2014 | 4:49:48 PM
Re: Strategy?
People are entitled to change their mind..and since Corporations are people, we should give the benefit of the doubt.   But, the bigger question is the average individual out there and the fact that the providers are getting too big with choice suffering greatly.     Whether The Government can actually pull it off is another question--It will be steep climb especially as US Senator Cruz (who dreams of being President) called net neturality the "obamacare of the Interent".    
KBode
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KBode,
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11/10/2014 | 4:17:56 PM
Re: Strategy?
I like how Verizon brought this upon themselves by suing to overturn the original flimsy rules leading on Section 706, but now in its statement professes that moving forward under Section 706 is the best way forward -- as if they aren't responsible for the entire industry being in this predicament...
MikeP688
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MikeP688,
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11/10/2014 | 11:28:05 AM
Re: Strategy?
The President's new stance on Net Netuarlity also throw a new "curve ball" into the mix as well: 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cable-stocks-fall-as-obama-calls-on-fcc-to-protect-net-neutrality-2014-11-10?siteid=bigcharts&dist=bigcharts

What is laughable is how Verizon "admonished" the President.     

 
MikeP688
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11/9/2014 | 11:54:24 AM
Re: Strategy?
The only tragedy here is a loss of choice.   It seems as if we seem to be losing out on this ever so--and the price rises are prevalent throughout.    What is also ironic is how the content providers are touting their "pipeline" as epitomized by what Les Monvies noted on Bloomberg recently as he was talking about the content being available everywhere.  The distributors have a challenge on their hands--no question.   
KBode
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KBode,
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11/9/2014 | 9:19:31 AM
Re: Strategy?
I really think selling to somebody eventually is what this is all about. They've had a mass exodus of most of their execs the last few years, and as noted this plan to just keep hiking prices without offering better services doesn't seem like a long term winning strategy.
MikeP688
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11/9/2014 | 1:32:50 AM
Re: Strategy?
Mr. Dolan never ceases to amaze especiallly with how he drove the Knicks literally to the ground until he saw the light and hired Phil Jackson.    Maybe he'll talk Brian Roberts into buying the family out. :-)

 
danielcawrey
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11/8/2014 | 12:35:11 PM
Re: Strategy?
I'd sure be interested in figuring out how they plan to monetize wifi. Are they going to do it via advertising?

That seems to be the only way to do so, if they don't expect customers to pay for it. We'll see. Facebook and Google seem to do well in the ad market, so there certainly is opportunity there. 
KBode
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KBode,
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11/7/2014 | 11:11:44 AM
Strategy?
So really, what's the long-term strategy here? They don't care if customers looking for the best value leave, so they just hope to jack up the price on loyal customers forever? Do you think they're just in a holding pattern until they sell to Comcast in a few years? I don't see how not caring about your customers (they keep raising rates and haven't done much to mach Verizon speeds) is a sustainable long-term business model.


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