And Then There Were Three


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    I am on vacation in northern Michigan this morning, in a lovely little lake house with our extended family. My wife and I are enjoying 4G with Verizon while my nieces are frantically walking around outside with their phones in the air trying to get anything on their Sprint phones. This seems ridiculous in 2019.

    Sprint and Dish are both customers of ours at work, so we’re obviously interested to see how it shakes out. Going to be interesting…Report

    • Avatar George Turner says:

      When I was growing up, walking around with a phone in the air was enough to get you committed.

      “The signals! The signals!”Report

  2. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    As usual I think the issue is that so much of the legislation around this was written in the 1990s and everyone is too busy arguing about other things to bother thinking about it. I really hate the internet hobbyhorse of “the law hasn’t kept pace with the technology” because it usually turns out to be “and that’s why I shouldn’t be expected to pay for anime lewdz” but a great many of the laws and regulations of the telecoms industry were made with the assumption that the market in 1995 was going to be the same market in 2025. The idea that everyone would have broadband going to their house and it would be coming directly from the backbone service providers was inconceivable, because back in 1995 getting broadband somewhere meant a backhoe and a fiber-optic technician with the functional equivalent of a master’s degree.Report