Friday, September 21, 2007

September 21, 2007

My time is short and so much to do. I'm preparing for a business trip so I won't be easily available for the next week. I'll have limited email access though. Don't know how my wife is going to handle it with 6 kids by herself. I'll have to make it up to her when I get back :-)


As much as I need to go, I wish I could stay. I just learned there is a meeting next Wednesday to discuss Utopia in the State Capital. I understand Comcast and other's will have reps there. I certainly have something that needs saying. So I'm writing letters and contacting as many people as I can to get there if possible and sign up for the Citizen Comment period at the end of the meeting. Speaking of writing, I'm finishing up a few letters to several people including Senator Howard A. Stephenson and Representative Frank, Craig A.

Sen. Howard A. Stephenson is the Senate Chair and Rep. Craig A. Frank is the House Chair.

Here is their contact information.

Utah Howard A. Stephenson (R)
Email 1038 East 13590 South
Draper, Utah 84020 Office (801) 972-8814
Home (801) 576-1022

Write to the following address to make sure he gets any correspondence.

W115 Capitol Complex
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
801-538-1035


Frank, Craig A.
825 E 1300 N
PLEASANT GROVE, UT 84062
cfrank@utah.gov

But write to this address for Frank

W030 State Capital Complex
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
801-538-1029


I heard a rumor that SB 66 may be revived. Bad Idea. Why on earth would we want to push a technology invented in the 1800's is beyond me. Especially when fiber's limits are simply not known and we certainly know the limits of copper wires.

Please tell everyone you know to attend or write. I'll be there in spirit. If someone could take notes and let me know how it turned out I'd really appreciate it.

6 comments:

R said...

And just what is HB 66?

oh, and a few links for ya about everyone's guesses on the actual limit Comcast imposes and a blurb about a pay-per-GB thing:

"Comcast Has Tested Pay-Per-GB System"

"Comcast's Download Cap Is 200 GB, But Only In Areas With Subpar Networks"

AirPenguin said...

hi there...

i received the call two weeks ago after the month of august telling me to "drastically" reduce my transfers. i have yet to be disconnected but i am looking for alternatives in my area. fios is not here yet. i live in the new haven area of connecticut - please let me know if i can help in any way. thanks.

airpenguin
airpenguin@comcast.net (for now!)

Ben said...

I've just been flagged by comcast for excessive use, 319 gb in one month.

u235sentinel said...

R said...

And just what is HB 66?



SB 66 is the legislation which prevented other cities from joining Utopia's Infrastructure.

It's like writing up a bill to prevent car manufacturers to sell their products in cities the buggy whip manufacturers enjoy their monopoly and don't want it threatened.

Froonium said...

How about getting their attention?
Hammer Time!

While I don't suggest this, I still have to laugh. A sad, pathetic laugh.

u235sentinel said...

Froonium said...

How about getting their attention?
Hammer Time!

While I don't suggest this, I still have to laugh. A sad, pathetic laugh.


I was laughing for a while after reading this. It's so typical of the company. I've heard this time and again from people dealing with them. Reminds me of the time we returned the Cable modem to Comcast. The line was long and people were in a rush to get rid of them.

Funny thing was they were going to another service and several of them were terminated for violating acceptable use (they downloaded too much too). Go figure.

Thanks for the link. I enjoyed it :D