[Chugalug] EPB articles at timesfreepress.com

Aaron Welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 15:05:22 UTC 2012


LOL... Nice.

-AW

On Oct 5, 2012, at 10:57 AM, Ed King <chevyiinova at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> today's chugalunch = flash mob @ epb cafeteria
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Steve Keylon <skeylon at lamppostgroup.com>
> To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group <chugalug at chugalug.org>
> Sent: Fri, October 5, 2012 9:29:05 AM
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] EPB articles at timesfreepress.com
> 
> http://www.wgow.com/article.asp?id=506372
> Listen live.
> 
> And, I'm down for a Chugalunch.
> 
> ----
> Steve Keylon
> Lamp Post Group
> steve.keylon at lamppostgroup.com
> 866-272-2057 ext. 1072
> 
> 
> On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 10:10 AM, Aaron Welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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