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Topic # 9321 7-Sep-2006 22:57
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Read this on nz.comp today, about someone saying the TCL should be forced to share their cable-modem network:


> [previous comments about the possibility of using TCL cable-modem with other ISPs removed].
> The government should have unbundled it [TCL cable-modem network] so there is
> some competition for the real broadband.

I feel that the government should unbundle the fryers at KFC. Even though they paid for the infrastructure themselves, I don't think it's fair that they have a monopoly over their own infrastructure. Perhaps sublease a fryer or two to say Country Fried Chicken?


Hilarious, and so true...






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  Reply # 45639 7-Sep-2006 23:42
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haha, classic comedy!

Certainly a unique way of looking at it.

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Reply # 45645 8-Sep-2006 08:19
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Ho hum.

While this in itself is slightly amusing, I don't think this it is a 'great comparison' at all.  We're not comparing apples with apples.

What we had was a SOE that built a telecommunications infrastructure that when privatised was supposed to allow for greater competiition in the market.  What we saw (as happened across the globe) that this never happened and the incumbent Telecom got its monopoly and used it.  No one could really afford to build a copper network to compete with Telecom and had to interconnect.... blah blah blah...

If you wanted to startup a new southern fried chicken outlet, I'd dare say the costs for this would be much less than stringing or burying cables from Cape Reinga to Bluff!  Korrs Chicken did it, amongst others.  All tastes the same to me.

MTCW anyway.

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Reply # 45647 8-Sep-2006 08:28
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Stevo, of course you are right, and the market forces and structure are not the same. But just take it as a joke - check the icon associated with the post and my comment about it being "hilarious"...

I don't think we need to start posts with [joke] [/joke], right?







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  Reply # 45661 8-Sep-2006 14:30
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How could somebody miss that joke.... Geez i thought it was hilarious.

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  Reply # 45662 8-Sep-2006 14:45
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I guess this is OT since it's about TCL and not KFC but TCL do already allow other ISP's to resell their cable service. Unlike a copper network you can't unbundle a CATV network since everything has to go back through a central head end but there already are at least 3 ISP's who offer cable plans.

Maybe TCL should have been forced to unbundle their copper network as well so other ISP's could install their own roadside cabinet but if I had a choice between a cable modem or ADSL for internet access I certainly wouldn't be taking the ADSL option. TCL's network would deliver perfect ADSL performance due to it's engineering but TCL themselves ruled that out many years ago because of the significant advantages cable offered.

 

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Reply # 45668 8-Sep-2006 17:27
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I thought trolling was banned on GZ....




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  Reply # 45720 9-Sep-2006 16:27
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Actually TCL offer their own naked DSL service for wholesale,

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  Reply # 45722 9-Sep-2006 17:01
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Fraktul: Actually TCL offer their own naked DSL service for wholesale,


O RLY?

Do you have any more info on this? I thought TCL was basically reselling Telecom's DSL.




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  Reply # 45802 11-Sep-2006 10:19
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Like what?

Technically is similar to how Telecom deliver UBS, L2TP tunnels to an ISPs LNS. Contention is minimal and interleaving is off by default, oh its PPPoE also.

All in all a nice service for latency sensitive applications.

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