Found this on HotAir and thought it would be of interest to our readers. Ed Morrisary formerly Blogged at Captain’s Quarters is now part of the Hot Air team. He is tagged to go to the RNC Convention. His press packet included some interesting data from QWest who is providing the data transport for the whole affair. –
Qwest will provide the customer with a RJ45 plug for each 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps service and a fiber optic SC/PC connector for each 1 Gbps service. The service does not provide any hardware or cabling beyond the plug. The RJ45 cabling provided will be approximately 6ft in length.
* 10 Mbps (Dedicated) – $850.00
* 100 Mbps (Dedicated) – $7,650.00
* 1 Gbps (Dedicated) – $53,550.00
That rate plan is for FOUR DAYS! Now granted QWest is treating this as a single point cost structure. So they have to cover all the costs up front. But still, something is very wrong if in this century we can’t assemble a DS3 or better cheaper and better for these types of events something is wrong. This convention center is not a field called Woodstock.
Ed, do yourself a favor. Buy two EVDO cards and pocket about $500.
Well we have heistated to report this story both because of its sexual content and it just follows a pattern with Verizon. But Verizon has acted so it now makes it a legitimate story. So –
Verizon is aware of this incident involving one of its vendors. We have zero tolerance for violations of the law and hold our vendor responsible for the actions of its employees. Out of respect and concern for our customers, Verizon has suspended D2D in DE until further investigation is complete.”
That is a contracted employee was caught committing a male sexual act in the open. In itself that is pretty disgusting. But actually that is not the point I am trying to bring to the fore here. We have noted here before that the more you let others represent the brand the more likely it is to be tarnished. If you are not vetting the people that represent you with the same as if they are employees then hey that’s your loss.
So now you have to suspend door to door solicitation till this is over. How long will that be? At the sametime how is the public supposed to react anytime that a person in a verizon shirt shows up at there door. Or for that matter how should people react to that ‘verizon crowd’ now?
Need to think guys and gals. Your brand is being trashed by people you have not vetted. Keep it up and you will be headed for Comcast territory. An observation from a concerned stockholder.
Touting a $315 million investment in DOCSIS 3 sounds huge, except it works out to a measly $100 per subscriber. With the anticipated high cost of the Cablevision’s 30MBPS uncapped tier, that investment should be recouped in the first quarter or two. Very few businesses enjoy such handsome ROI’s. Having said that, I wish I could get it here at whatever price.
Today, Cablevision’s fastest tier runs at 30Mbps over DOCSIS 2.0, and is truly uncapped — allowing users to get as much speed as the network will allow. Rutledge says the company spent nearly $20 million on both DOCSIS 3.0 deployment and their plan to offer Cablevision customers free Wi-Fi during the second quarter. “The total capital for that [combined project] over a three-year budget cycle is about $100 per customer or in the range of $315 million,” says the COO. (DSL Reports)
Yep, we mentioned that the first vendor to provide a no ETF plan would have a leg up on the conpetition, here. That company is TMobile. Are they scared of the California ruling? I don’t know. For the consumer however this is very good news. –
Starting August 6th, T-mobile will be the first national carrier to offer month to month postpaid plans. It sounds like these plans will be very similar, if not the same, to T-mobile’s current offerings of individual, or family time plans, with or without MyFaves. Upfront costs will include an activation fee, and the full retail price of any phone purchased*. To us, this sounds like an extreamely customer friendly step by T-mobile, that we greatly appreciate. Credit checks will be required for this plan, however they will be the same as any 1 or 2 year contract credit checks. Unfortunately T-mobile@Home will not be avalible to customers that sign up for month to month contracts.
We hope this is a trend.
Comcast’s 2Q profits rose but was below expected results. They gained digital subscribers overall but are reporting that they have had a 50% drop in new residential installs due to the housing slump. But all was not rosy –
High-speed Internet added 278,000 new subscribers, down 18 percent from 2007. Revenue was up, however, by 10 percent to $1.8 billion. Customers on average paid $42.01 a month, down 3 percent.
Digital voice added 555,000 net new customers, down 20 percent from a year ago, but revenue also was up 77 percent to $636 million. Customers paid $39.48 a month on average, down 7 percent.
New growth yes. But even for Comcast the rate of that growth is down in comparison to the same time last year, 2Q.