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Old 05-05-2008, 11:07 PM   #61  
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I AM in Mass also, but I hate Mass too.

It is my town owned service. They also own their own electric company and their own phone company also.

The HD PQ was even better than Voom (highest rated sat company while alive) on most real HD channels too.
Hey that's sweet!

I just to live close to Boston - across the Charles in Chelsea, grew up there. That's where I had AT&T's Roadrunner until Mediaone took over. Or was it the other way around?

I moved to Wakefield and we had RCN, they also charged for varying speeds, 1/5/10mb lines. We had the 10MB until their promotion offer ran up.

Now I moved up north, hehe only place I could afford my first little condo, near NH and only Comcast is available. Here, they are gouging us. I wish I was back closer to Boston. least have Verizon FiOS to try out.
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Verizon is having trouble getting towns to allow them to come into their town from what I heard/read. Apparently, each town requires them to apply and convince them (green stuff in brown bags possibly? ) that they SHOULD allow them there. It is a long expensive process and I think it is just ridiculous to make them jump through these many hoops. You KNOW they will have to just pass on that extra red tape cost to the consumers where it is allowed. I bet the consumers that end up getting it are paying for cost of the red tape in the towns that refused them too.

I doubt my town will allow them here since they would be cutting their own revenue stream if they did allow it. That is the worst part about having a town that provides these utility services. A double edge sword in reality.
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Verizon is having trouble getting towns to allow them to come into their town from what I heard/read. Apparently, each town requires them to apply and convince them (green stuff in brown bags possibly? ) that they SHOULD allow them there. It is a long expensive process and I think it is just ridiculous to make them jump through these many hoops. You KNOW they will have to just pass on that extra red tape cost to the consumers where it is allowed. I bet the consumers that end up getting it are paying for cost of the red tape in the towns that refused them too.

I doubt my town will allow them here since they would be cutting their own revenue stream if they did allow it. That is the worst part about having a town that provides these utility services. A double edge sword in reality.
A few co-workers that lived near Cambridge and Arlington jumped over to Verizon. At the time they had a similar offer to the Triple Play from Comcast. I don't know the exact features, but I know it was Cable+Digital Phone+Internet for $100, again similar to the Comcast Triple Play.

One coworker swore it was the best service she's ever had. I don't know how much I'd listen to her opinion since she bought an UC DVD player and kept calling it HD DVD until I explained it.

If there is red tape, that sucks. I'd love for someone to come up here and give Comcast some competition. Due to condo rules I can't even get a satelite.

Although I read mounting it in a concrete bucket works...
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A few co-workers that lived near Cambridge and Arlington jumped over to Verizon. At the time they had a similar offer to the Triple Play from Comcast. I don't know the exact features, but I know it was Cable+Digital Phone+Internet for $100, again similar to the Comcast Triple Play.

One coworker swore it was the best service she's ever had. I don't know how much I'd listen to her opinion since she bought an UC DVD player and kept calling it HD DVD until I explained it.

If there is red tape, that sucks. I'd love for someone to come up here and give Comcast some competition. Due to condo rules I can't even get a satelite.

Although I read mounting it in a concrete bucket works...
From what I have read I think it is against the law for a condo association to ban sat dishes. You might want to check about that.
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From what I have read I think it is against the law for a condo association to ban sat dishes. You might want to check about that.
Condo Associates can have "appearance" rules, or something of that sort.

Sort of like, if it is in the Commandments (hehe what I call them, the Association Rules, which are voted for by the "community") that all units must have a white door. This is to keep the look of continunity going.

We can't hang "unreasonable" decorations. It is stated in our rules, no satelite dishes can be mounted to the roof, and since they upkeep the roof, I guess it flies.

Hmmm...maybe I'll still look into it.
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My, Lee and Omega Man whole heartedly agreeing on a statement that doesn't include the phrase 'free money'?!?!?!

Hell surely has frozen over! The end must be close folks.....Is that a flying pig that just went past my window?
As long as it's in High Def, I don't give a Rat's A$$ what flys by!

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