It’s Official.. North American ISPs cannot, will not and do not compete

In regards to the current Comcast deal to buy Time Warner Cable (making it the dominant player in 19/20 US markets)

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts had an interesting response to this criticism: The deal won’t hurt competition, he essentially said, because there’s already no competition.

He told Reuters:  ‟[The deal] will not reduce competition in any relevant market because our companies do not overlap or compete with each other. In fact, we do not operate in any of the same zip codes.”

Wait, what?    I think this ‘mistep’ immediately proves that these companies have been manipulating this market for so long, they aren’t even aware that their behaviors are completely unethical, unfair and are stifling innovation.

For god’s sakes, look at the Countries that have better Internet performance than the U.S of A.   It’s even more embarrassing when you consider that the US invented it.


ISPs have refused to improve infrastructure for so now long (while scheming up ways to slice up markets and figure out new ways to rip off customers), that their offer is now dated.   REALLY dated.   Like dated to the point where it’s a bottleneck and the very definition of a botteneck.

See Google’s comparison to general computer technology innovation / improvement trends over the last 10-20 years


The really odd thing here, is that these companies and the cities they serve have the ability to offer these speeds and rates and make them more affordable yet choose not to and instead are signing agreements with municipalities all over the Country agreeing to anti competitive practices.

This suddenly hit home for me when I was attempting to simply download a large file (a PC Game) while attempting to watch a 720p feed on another device.   Their technology / offer cannot even handle two devices both doing very legitimate, common tasks.   These days people have ipads, Androids, laptops, netbooks, TVs, Bluray players, etc. etc. etc.   No Internet Service Provider (ISP) even has a place in your home in 2014 with a connection max this low while ALSO limiting concurrent connections when bandwidth stream is saturated.

I’m ready for some Google Fiber… download rates that are 48 times faster, uncapped, un-throttled and the upstream?   At 1 Gbps upstream (compared to the 1.5 I get now an increase of over 650 times), I’ll be able to stream video games, home movies and pretty much use my desktop computer as a data hub for my own personal “cloud”.  Very exciting!

More on exactly what Google Fiber is and why it’s different below [58 minutes]



What cable companies world wide don’t want you to know

Big Cable / Content / Media want to secure their straw in our “milkshake”

1. They are in bed with media companies (NBC universal + Comcast proves it) – expect more of these mergers to come and prices to rise.   Expect caps on data before the price drops and availability rises of world standard, ubiquitous internet connections.

2. Their plan has been to keep broadplan slow to keep us from “stealing” their content (yes they are working on aligning with big content so it’s truly in their best interest) while they work on ways to secure said content.

3. They are spending millions and millions and millions of dollars on a war to stifle innovation instead of proper Research and Development, competition and product improvement.   The effect of this is driving away talented, brilliant immigrants from the USA and the “American Dream”

4. They don’t care about innovation nor their customers.   They do not want you to have choice in the market or in their product line up.  They want to limit your options and raise their premiums and profit margins.

5. We, as Americans are allowing companies to exist that under normal economic conditions should simply fade away and be replaced by companies that actually fuel consumer demand and are driven by it and thrive from it.  Too big to fail is killing us economically.

6. Google has 43 billion in the bank and with some proper gov’t subsidies has the power to break this trend and is perhaps our only hope.  Google Fiber is now in three US markets and hopefully more soon!  They will give you “big cable” quality internet for free (if you eat the install fee), $70 per month Internet (fastest you can get in North America) and a Internet + TV package for $120 per month.  Big Cable’s response to this?   “People don’t want fast Internet”.   Yes, we don’t want to pay $500 per month for faster Internet connections.

7. The FCC recently constructed a national broadplan plan which aims to have most US broadband connections upgraded to 100 mbps downstream. I don’t recall reading if there’s any inclusion of what upstream speed could be. A lot of places in the world now are on 160+ mbit bandwidth in 5-8 years they will easily be enjoying internet speeds that are 10 times what the US will being pushing for.   Japan just announced 2 gbps internet.   Vermont is serving up 1 gbps broadband internet for $35 per month.

Oh Apple – how do I loathe thee, Let me count the ways…


explosion fight club

Yes, this is from Fight Club. I am Jack’s complete lack of originality.

Oh Apple you are an amazing company /sarcasm.

 When I think of greed I can think of nothing better than your logo.

You are like a financial glutton.   Vacuuming up all of the monies out of various economies and putting them all into your savings account.

Naughty Apple

Apple: making SURE it drains most if not all cash-flow out of your economy since 2012










100 billion in cash…

Here’s what that much cash looks like:

1 billion cash

So take that and multiply it by 117 and you’ll have an idea of what is sitting in the vaults at Apple Computer Inc.
Why are earth does a company need that amount of money?    Why are you hoarding all the wealth?

I really wish the government would do something useful and stop shit like this from happening… Wouldn’t be exactly if the media would grow some balls and draw some attention to important bullshit like this.

If there’s a “recession” going on, doesn’t it make sense to look at corporations who are outsourcing 90+ percent of their work force to a foreign country (yes I pulled that number right out of my ass)?

Can there be no gov’t incentive for these kinds of programs?

Am I alone?  EDIT:  Apparently not!  =)

 Instead this is how you chose to spend half it it?

  • dividends for investors (which probably comes back to you)
  • Buying back your own stock (A is for Arrogant)

What a pile of douche bags if I’ve ever seen them… You spend by recycling your money within yourself – brilliant…

Apple Recycling money

This is how Apple spends it’s money… On itself and it’s investors

EDIT 2:   Apple is also doing a stellar job at avoiding paying their share in tax on TOP of this issue.   Unbelievable….

Office of phones

This is probably what Apple’s International offices look like 😛