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Windows 7: W7 Prediction

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04 Dec 2014   #111
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep you said tethering cell wifi is a feature unfortunately it's a 20.u.s. a month cost feature for us


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04 Dec 2014   #112
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The market over here is extremely competitive, if they tried to sell at the prices you have an ISP here would go out of business very quickly

The prices I stated are the full price I'm charged, but of course I'm self employed so a hefty proportion of that can be classed as a business expense, as a tax write-off, so actual costs are even lower
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04 Dec 2014   #113
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe Obama had a dream a little dream speech for the fcc about one internet speed for all,
I believe the fcc pretty much laughed at him and said prices for everyone would skyrocket
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04 Dec 2014   #114
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The infrastructure was settled by government here by the use of auctions for the licences needed to run an ISP service here, there were a limited number of UK wide licences available and they had set infrastructure build clauses in them. this means that each isp is legally obliged to work towards 100% coverage, in order to keep trading, the government sets the standards, and backs this with some financial aid to cover the remoter areas but the ISPs cover the main costs. the fact that there is no monopoly situation in any area means that the ISP have to win customers so prices are kept reasonable - by the way all the ISPs are making decent profits, so the system is win win in many ways
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04 Dec 2014   #115
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do not want our government controlling the internet any more than they are doing now.
Every time the government controls something you loose choices and the price goes up.
The last proof of that is Obobo Care.

Having a government auction in this country would be nothing more than a bid for who could pay the highest bribes.
Then of course the next step would be if you wanted high speed internet their we be a extra tax that would have to be paid.
I would prefer the free market system. Competition in a free market is always the best way in my opinion.

Example with out giving names.

Years ago their was bid for our military ammo supplier.
Low and behold none of the several American companies got the bid.
It went to a foreign country just by luck because their bid was exactly $1.00 (yes one dollar) the lowest bid.
This auction bid system got this country $500.00 hammers and toilet seats.
It is hard to think what it would do to the internet services.
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04 Dec 2014   #116
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I do not want our government controlling the internet any more than they are doing now.
Ideally I would agree.
Unfortunately National security is an issue for all countries and it needs to be managed for the benefit of their citizens.
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04 Dec 2014   #117
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The control I'm talking about is not anything to do with the content or direct consumer pricing. It's related to the way that the actual backbone hardware was financed, rather than a total free for all, we had a sale of the right to run a company that obliged the ISPs to provide a certain level of system resources. the prices to the consumer is fully controlled by market forces, the fact that the contracts were for the whole UK added a good deal of competition into the mix, and this has kept prices down.

BTW the 4G auctions in 2013 raised approximately 5.5 Billion, [$8.5 Billion], which went into government funds to use for whatever they wanted it for so technically lowered taxes for the normal man in the street
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04 Dec 2014   #118
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...This auction bid system got this country $500.00 hammers and toilet seats.
It is hard to think what it would do to the internet services.
If you had watched the movie "Independence Day", you would know the "real" reason why the government paid $500 for hammers. Who knows? It may have been the truth.
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05 Dec 2014   #119
MouseGolf

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Major reason for classing a smartphone as essential ....

Access to Sevenforums from the pub!! Case closed M'laud
You've got money to burn!
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05 Dec 2014   #120
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Having a government auction in this country would be nothing more than a bid for who could pay the highest bribes.
Then of course the next step would be if you wanted high speed internet their we be a extra tax that would have to be paid.
I would prefer the free market system. Competition in a free market is always the best way in my opinion.
Who do you think is lobbying the government for tiered Internet pricing (i.e. against Net Neutrality)?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Years ago their was bid for our military ammo supplier.
Low and behold none of the several American companies got the bid.
It went to a foreign country just by luck because their bid was exactly $1.00 (yes one dollar) the lowest bid.
This auction bid system got this country $500.00 hammers and toilet seats.
It is hard to think what it would do to the internet services.
Surely your own example indicates that the lowest bid was $500/hammer?
Doesn't this also indicate that the other companies (US & Foreign) actually wanted >$500/hammer?
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