[Chugalug] EPB articles at timesfreepress.com

Aaron Welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 14:10:32 UTC 2012


On WGOW talking about this at 10:30.  Chugalunch after anyone?

-AW

On Oct 5, 2012, at 9:36 AM, Rod-Lists <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:

> But isn't this also true of commercial providers to some extent.
> Cell, cable, and other providers have all oversold and are trying monetize the bandwith.
> And they all are making decisions that piss off a lot of us.
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> 
>> 
>> Service providers count on a certain amount of oversubscription. For
>> every bandwidth hungry gamer they count on a dozen grandmas checking
>> email. I don’t think EPB has enough experience (after all, they ARE
>> just government employees, not entrepreneurs) at being business
>> people. They understand grants, and taxes, and electric rates. They
>> like publicity. They hate actual usage of the network because they
>> can’t figure out how to make money under that model, and, frankly, I
>> don’t think the majority of EPB people actually care about the
>> necessity of profits. They can always just go back to the FEDS and
>> get another grant, or, alternatively, raise the electric rates to
>> close the gap.
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