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[Discuss] data caps

On 01/08/2013 10:50 AM, Rich Pieri wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:31:20 -0500
> Matt Shields <matt at> wrote:
>> Don't get me wrong, I think Comcast and other's should pay a fee for
>> using public polls or digging in the ground to run their lines.  The
> Utility poles and underground utility ways are not public property even
> if the land they are on/in is. They're typically owned by either the
> telephone or power company which installed them.
Very true. In our neighborhood, a truck pulled down the wires that were
too low as a result of a car hitting a pole a year earlier. Both NSTAR
and Comcast had to wait for Verizizon to deliver a new pole. Also, here
in Newton, we have Comcast, Verizon and RCN. My son-in-law in Buffalo
had Charter (awful), switched to Verizon FIOS, but recently dropped FIOS
TV and phone in favor of DirecTV and Vonage. He hated the FIOS TV
service, but it was worth it to him to retain the FIOS internet. I don't
know if  FIOS is capped or not or whether it is a regional thing.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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