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Is Google and the Internet a serious 'threat' to DirecTV?


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#76 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:20 PM

This is really a topic for another thread but I did want to touch on it. While I agree that modern business management is way too focused on the short term and quick return on investment the simple fact is you still have to make your money back to justify spending it. The unfortunate fact is that the incredible expense of building out the infrastructure to the home to provide 100M+ service is just not justifiable even with taking a few years to make your money back.  This is where the fact we don't have the population density even in the cities that other countries have is actually a negative fact.

I understand, but when most companies report billions of $$$$ of pure profit, it should not be invested back on he CEOs but rather on the paying customers by providing better service.  I will give you an example, AT&T had the iPhone exclusivity for three years, but yet, it was Verizon who invested first to have a network, including LTE support, that can appropriate handle the iPhone.  So while AT&T survived on the backs of iPhone customers for three years, they did nothing to improve the service until Verizon came aboard


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:04 PM

I'm wondering where the next new internet technology will come from.  Are we that far away from having a wireless "cloud" based community through out towns, cities, and regions all around the country?  Will there come a day where the internet will surround you almost everywhere using some new technology like cell phone towers used to be?  And if that happens, it would not be impossible to have high speed internet access just as much in rural areas as in the cities.  We are already seeing hotspots in coffee shops, restaurants, and places like that.  All we need is someone to take that hotspot mentality and begin to design new technologies that apply that techology to whole communities.  If that happens, anything can happen from there in terms of wireless streaming for things like  tv, radio, magazines, newspapers, and the web within that community.  And whoever comes up with that technology is going to be a multi-mulit-billionaire. The explosion of technology isn't going to taper off.  It is going to keep on expanding and growing.  The sky is the limit! Who knows.  Everything appears to be heading in that direction.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

Don't we sort of already have that with 4G?

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:30 PM

Don't we sort of already have that with 4G?

 

Kind of, but think bigger.  Imagine.  You've just moved into your new home.  Wireless internet is part of the home already.  Here is your home's password. Now, go use it.  


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:58 PM

I'm wondering where the next new internet technology will come from.  Are we that far away from having a wireless "cloud" based community through out towns, cities, and regions all around the country?  Will there come a day where the internet will surround you almost everywhere using some new technology like cell phone towers used to be?  And if that happens, it would not be impossible to have high speed internet access just as much in rural areas as in the cities.  We are already seeing hotspots in coffee shops, restaurants, and places like that.  All we need is someone to take that hotspot mentality and begin to design new technologies that apply that techology to whole communities.  If that happens, anything can happen from there in terms of wireless streaming for things like  tv, radio, magazines, newspapers, and the web within that community.  And whoever comes up with that technology is going to be a multi-mulit-billionaire. The explosion of technology isn't going to taper off.  It is going to keep on expanding and growing.  The sky is the limit! Who knows.  Everything appears to be heading in that direction.

until the business model that we currently have gets disrupted, this is not likely to happen.  We need Companies lie T-Mobile and Sprint to to overtake the big two


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:33 PM

Unless they can do it with no cap or an almost impossible to reach cap so you can still download and stream HD videos from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon or Vudu, along with watching live streams for hours on an almost daily basis from places like MLB.tv, ESPN3, NHL Game Center or LiveStation, along with a low latency so you can use applications that require near realtime reaction (i.e. online gaming or some time sensitive things like stock trading software used by some businesses), it will never be a replacement for an actual Cable/DSL/Fiber connection.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:54 PM

Unless they can do it with no cap or an almost impossible to reach cap so you can still download and stream HD videos from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon or Vudu, along with watching live streams for hours on an almost daily basis from places like MLB.tv, ESPN3, NHL Game Center or LiveStation, along with a low latency so you can use applications that require near realtime reaction (i.e. online gaming or some time sensitive things like stock trading software used by some businesses), it will never be a replacement for an actual Cable/DSL/Fiber connection.

 

It's a business decision, not a technical one. All of the problems you listed are relatively easy to solve technically.






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