Nine choices for broadband in Phoenix

The Lippard Blog took a look and found nine choices for consumer broadband in Phoenix. So much for the “duopoly” theory.

3 thoughts on “Nine choices for broadband in Phoenix”

  1. When I have time to really pick that list apart, I will. But, just for starters, here are Verizon’s terms of service for EVDO (and this applies pretty much to Wi-Max in general):

    “Unlimited NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess:
    Subject to VZAccess Acceptable Use Policy, available on NationalAccess and BroadbandAccess data sessions may be used with wireless devices for the following purposes: (i) Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access (including access to corporate intranets, email and individual productivity applications like customer relationship management, sales force and field service automation). Unlimited NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess services cannot be used (1) for uploading, downloading or streaming of movies, music or games, (2) with server devices or with host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, Voice over IP (VoIP), automated machine-to-machine connections, or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, or (3) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections.

    NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess is for individual use only and is not for resale. We reserve right to limit throughput or amount of data transferred, deny or terminate service, without notice, to anyone we believe is using NationalAccess or BroadbandAccess in any manner prohibited above or whose usage adversely impacts our network or service levels. Verizon Wireless reserves the right to protect its network from harm, which may impact legitimate data flows. We also reserve the right to terminate service upon expiration of Customer Agreement term.”

    There you have it. VZ plainly states that they block stuff they don’t like. And this type of TOS agreement is typical for wi-max. And it will only get worse when there just two remaining telcos.

    That’s why you should go to Save the Internet now.

  2. I’ve responded here.

    I find it interesting that Doug (directorblue) calls my list of broadband options “utterly bogus” when they all meet the description of broadband in the Sensenbrenner bill which he supports. So, for purposes of things he wants regulated under net neutrality, they count as broadband, but for purposes of deciding whether net neutrality is necessary, they don’t. That’s not a consistent position.

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