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Contributor JAWZ
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You can thank the FCC for this. Years ago, the FCC chose how Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would deliver internet service to customers. They (the FCC) essentially decided to re-create the "old Bell System" style of service. If you go back in time, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) built a "single provider" service model also known as The Bell System. (Can you say, "monoploy?") It was a "closed system" and you could only get telephone service from AT&T and their wholly owned regional subsidery companies (Northwestern Bell, Pacific Bell, Southwestern Bell, etc.) The regional comnpanies had exclusive access to the AT&T Bell System. Even as a customer, at one point you were prohibited from adding a phone device in your home. (For instance, if you had a phone in your kitchen, you had to pay to have a phone installed in your bedroom.)

 

In 1982, the Justice Department decreed that AT&T had to relinquish control of the Bell System and allow other companies access. This led to the rise of new "carriers" like MCI and Sprint. Now, phone customers were allowed to choose their phone carrier and get service at a competive price, using the same system that had once been the propritary property of AT&T.

 

Now, wouldn't be nice if you had that choice for ISPs? Unfortunately for those of us in the USA, you have to lock in to an agreement with a propritary provider. While most of the rest of the world, gets to choose their ISP based on price and service level. They all have equal access to the entire infrastructure and can offer competive pricing and levels of service.

 

So, at you next opportunity, send a "thank you" card to the FCC for screwing the American consumer.

Copper Contributor uncle1mike
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What does this have to do with the Weather Channel? If you want the Weather Channel, leave Fios and go to the provider you previously had. The Weather Channel will never return to Fios.

Copper Contributor Dan_Miller
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@JAWZ wrote:

You can thank the FCC for this. Years ago, the FCC chose how Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would deliver internet service to customers. They (the FCC) essentially decided to re-create the "old Bell System" style of service. If you go back in time, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) built a "single provider" service model also known as The Bell System. (Can you say, "monoploy?") It was a "closed system" and you could only get telephone service from AT&T and their wholly owned regional subsidery companies (Northwestern Bell, Pacific Bell, Southwestern Bell, etc.) The regional comnpanies had exclusive access to the AT&T Bell System. Even as a customer, at one point you were prohibited from adding a phone device in your home. (For instance, if you had a phone in your kitchen, you had to pay to have a phone installed in your bedroom.)

 

In 1982, the Justice Department decreed that AT&T had to relinquish control of the Bell System and allow other companies access. This led to the rise of new "carriers" like MCI and Sprint. Now, phone customers were allowed to choose their phone carrier and get service at a competive price, using the same system that had once been the propritary property of AT&T.

 

Now, wouldn't be nice if you had that choice for ISPs? Unfortunately for those of us in the USA, you have to lock in to an agreement with a propritary provider. While most of the rest of the world, gets to choose their ISP based on price and service level. They all have equal access to the entire infrastructure and can offer competive pricing and levels of service.

 

So, at you next opportunity, send a "thank you" card to the FCC for screwing the American consumer.


Huh? This has to do with The Weather Channel how? 

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