[kwlug-disc] Internet, Phone lines, TV. There can be only one?

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 16:05:13 EDT 2014


I still live for the day Google Fiber comes to St. Jacobs...

The Bell and Rogers can go stuff it!


On 26 March 2014 16:00, William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 03:26:39PM -0400, Colin Mackay wrote:
> > So the recent thread about voicemail got me wondering about the big three
> > 'communications' portals in our lives.
> >
> > The recent upstarts of IPTV, the voip options and all the radio online...
> > is this the beginning of the traditional models starting to coalesce into
> > one?  It was always thought, or at least *I* always thought, that we'd
> > eventually have a single service come into the home and provide all
> > communications, be it one way or two way.
> >
> > Until recently, I never really thought about it.  Makes me wonder what
> the
> > big guys will do when all they offer is internet services and we have the
> > ability to get our TV, phone and radio all through 3rd parties.
>
> As long as you're going through Roger's coax cable or Bell's twisted
> wires, they get you one way or another.  In order to have real
> competition, you'd need real carriers, not 3rd party resellers who are
> just backend accounting.
>
> >
> > Does anyone think prices for TV will fall, as they have for phone?
>
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