[Chugalug] EPB articles at timesfreepress.com

Rod-Lists rod-lists at epbfi.com
Fri Oct 5 14:53:46 UTC 2012


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----- Original Message -----
> 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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