I wonder if?? There will ever be a point where these communities start looking to these fiber deployments to increase the money they take in to counteract declining tax revenue?? What I mean is price increases for more cash to meet their other obligations.
State It's actually Indianola, Iowa.
I wonder where they buy their TV bundle from? I thought negotiating with the content moguls was serious business
Bring it my way! Wow! I live in Winterset, Iowa Indianola, Iowa is just to the east thats a heck of a deal! Centurylink around there has 1.5mbps-3mbps....... Mediacom up to 50mbps but thats $79.99! Bring it this way!!!!
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Re: State Interestingly, they carry both FSN Midwest and Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Mediacom only carries FSN Midwest in the Des Moines area.
Cheaper prices, and more content. It doesn't take much to have more content than Mediacom.
connected to the ICN ICN(Iowa Communications Network) is a very well laid out high speed fiber network that connects all the communities in Iowa. Good on Indianola for using it. Hopefully more communities in Iowa will follow their lead.
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Symmetrical speeds are great Hurray for a community deciding to help themselves by bypassing the incumbents.
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Re: State Yeah, I never head of Indianola, IN nor can it be found on the map.
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Makes one wonder.. If they can charge these rates for internet connectivity, and I have to assume that at the very least they break even on costs.
Why does it cost so much more for less "speed" from our ISPs???
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Can they be Profitable? Indianola, IA
9.2 sq miles
It is a spaced out rural farm town.
If they can be profitable then they destroy any argument for ATT or others for not offering rural fiber.
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Re: Makes one wonder.. 1. Because they can.
2. Because these aren't usually subsidized costs.
3. Because they can.
Because there is/has been no competition
Because shareholders want profits
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Go look at time warner and comcast latest earnings. They took billions in tax subsidies. I think Comcast alone was almost $2b.
Not to mention the USF trough.
Google is saying $500 to wire per POP. If they already have transit, this could be a great example of the REA in action.
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In some places it's cheaper because they are funding it with your tax dollars. If you can get $400-500 Million in tax payer money to fund the build out then you won't have to recover those costs so you can sell it at below market prices.
If I go out and string fiber I have to recover all costs associated with building the fiber and the monthly costs associated with getting you that product because I can't force anyone to pay for my fiber projects. Munis on the other hand can get local, state, and federal grants to pay for the build out so they only have to cover their on going expenses. Therefore their costs are much cheaper than mine so they can offer their product cheaper.
I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
Poor HD lineup Why have CSN HD but no CSN + HD?
also no BIG TEN ALTs HD or SD (most systems at least have the alts' in SD)
no NHL network, MLB network or NBA TV at all.
small Premium HD lineup.
NO PPV events or movies?
No out of market sports.
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Re: State Directv gets you
BIG TEN HD + ALL alt feeds in HD.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago HD + Comcast SportsNet Chicago PLUS HD + Comcast SportsNet Chicago plus 2 (All teams)
FS Midwest HD (Ch. 671) - HD Available + Fox Sports Plus feeds. I think Fox Sports Kansas City sub feed.
Cardinals (HD Available)
Royals (HD Available)
St. Louis Blues (HD Available)
and with sports pack
FS North HD (Ch. 668) - HD Available + FS WI sub feed.
Brewers (HD Available)
Minnesota Timberwolves (HD Available)
Minnesota Wild (HD Available)
Twins (HD Available)
reply to JRW2
Re: Makes one wonder.. older hardware and bigger areas to cover?
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Re: State Also NESN HD
Fiber is the future so bye bye copper cable Im glad to see more companies moving to fiber. Which in turn help us get rid of copper and it propensities to break with harsh weather change. Also the prices is very reasonable.
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Re: Makes one wonder.. Very few community networks are funded by tax dollars. They are overwhelmingly funded with revenue bonds bought by private investors.
Indianola has been slowly expanding its network and is working with a local company that offers services. They are simply smart, not making other people pay for it.