A Whole Whack Of Cable

from the gimme-my-high-speed-connections dept

Ryan writes “Two stories here – one Canadian and one American. Time Warner and EarthLink have just signed a major deal that will let EarthLink provide Internet access over Time Warner’s up and coming cable systems. TW actually has numerous ISPs testing the system now in Columbus, Ohio, but EarthLink is the first major provider. North of the 49th (parallel, that is), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is considering deeming high-speed internet access an essential service (regulating it). Even today, high speed costs a max of $50CDN (~$32US). Apparently, the two biggest providers aren’t living up to all their promises, with outages lasting for hours, even days at times. Whether regulation will fix the problem is another question.”

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Ryan says:

Many digits

Very interesting view from the canadian side their Ryan. It still seems a bit weird having a digital twin.

I’m starting to understand why the slashdot guys changed their names. It was probably for clarity (rather than a cool nerdy name as I first thought) as very few people can probably distinguish me from the other digital Ryan. Any other Ryan’s out there?

Ryan says:

Re: Re: Re:2 Other Ryan's

I knew you and Dennis were cooking up a little artificial intelligence software program the other start-up was just a front 😉

It’s great now I know that there are at least 2 other Ryans and 2 Mikes. When are we getting more, Brian’s, Prash’s and Dennis’s. I’m going to pick up a six pack of Ryan’s soon

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