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Monday, February 22, 2010

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Michi

2080plz dont waste your time as it is SARAKARI,run by not quality ofercfis but by quantity people who have passed their exams only with minimum passing marks.cant u see this in all sarakari kacheri ? v should not in race with china but with Bangladesh,Ethiopia,Sudan only then v will win.just because of illiterate sarakari baabus. v have 3 or 4 th gear & sarakari baabus have only breaks+reverse gear.,..

Petra

this citearon is a pride for our india this citearon proves the concealed power of india inherited by our culture, our god, our beliefs, our knowledge, our technology and last but not the least our hard work. yes, i m proud to be an indian and every should also belonging to this country. we should stand up for our country and should do something for her pride and honour. ISRO has done a great job and all other IT companies- TCS, Infosys, Wipro .. best of luck and congrats.

Amel

I like the interface but htoesnly it is far off from being a world beater. Even after delay and so much of hype I am far from happy with what I see11 MB of plugin that works only on IE and pathetic speeds of download.Application crashes more times than it works. The search results are all lost.Looks like something outsourced to Microsoft. Its kind of proving the theory that our IT pro's are only good for labour outsourcing rather than skillsI hope things get better in future. I think they should hire some top quality consultants for UI, hardware setup and infra and communication. Wishing ISRO and Bhuvan good luck

Dima

I don't have any special kedlwnoge of the cable industry (never worked for a cable company, don't know anyone who ever did), but I would like to make a couple points. First, prices don't necessary have to have anything to do with costs. Suppose you were walking along a beach by where you live, found a pearl and sold it for $1000. Did you do anything wrong? That price is much higher than your cost to find it. It is true that the cable industry is different, but I think the general point is still valid that prices do not necessarily reflect costs.Second, why are the cable companies able to get away with making 70% profit? Is it lack of government regulation? The problem with that explanation is that government regulates grocery stores relatively very little, but their profit margins are on the order of a couple percent. Gas stations' margins are even less.I can think of two explanations for the 70% profit. First, I am pretty sure cable companies are given special monopoly privileges by various levels of government (although as I said, I don't know much about the cable industry). In that case, let's call for an end to the monopoly! Let these companies compete, like the grocery chains do.But suppose that explanation is wrong; suppose anyone can start a cable company. Then I have a question: Why don't you, Bob, start your own cable company? You could make a fortune by being much less greedy and taking only (say) 40% profit and undercutting Comcast. Well, you might reply, it's expensive; there's a huge investment required in infrastructure. I think that explains the 70% profit. Capital-intensive industries, like this cable or oil companies, are like a giant flywheel they must have a steady stream of investment where each dollar's effect spans a long period of time. But the demand side of market is constantly changing. So if demand suddenly goes up, you can find profits are high, temporarily (I noticed you cited only a single quarter of 2009). But if demand goes down, you can easily have negative profits losses. A capital-intensive industry is like a big ocean liner; it's very hard to change speed or direction, which causes a lot of fluctuation in profits, compared to an industry like groceries, which can respond quickly to changes in market conditions.

Steve Huff

For these high end bandwidths to make any sense, Insight needs to change it's terms of services. Why in God's green earth would you want those speeds when you can't run a server at home? Basically they want to force you to the "Business" plan AKA charge you more to run a home server such as this:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/default.mspx

Ryan

What makes it worse is that I was told by Insight they released 30.0 in a few areas. But after a short amount of time it was turned off due to issues. If they can't handle 30.0 I hate to see how long before they can do 50 or even higher.

Dave

With all do respect your website has had 30 Mbps coming soon for months. Are you going to pull a trick out of Mr. Ergens bag. The going joke at satelliteguys is coming soon to dish means years.

Brian

Michael --

I'd like to see you blog about what Insight is planning to do and when for 50+ Megabit speeds.

Also, I would like to know why you have selectively removed previous posts (e.g., Insight Broadband 30.0 when several comments questioned the price model). If you are aiming to be open to your customers, then you need to stand-up and face the heat from your customers.

DM

MRN,

From my perspective it looks like the strategy that Insight is taking is to max out DOCSIS 2 speeds and then worry about upgrading to DOCSIS 3 at a later date.

It also appears that the new arena in downtown Louisville that Insight will be wiring will be the first installation of DOCSIS 3 for the company and that they will probably use that experience to help them plan the rollout throughout their regional territories.

I personally don’t expect to see DOCSIS 3 until late next year.

MRN

So where does Insight stand with this? Since we still do not have Insight 30.0 and it will be even longer until we have DOCSIS 3.0 how long is it going to take for Insight to upgrade? Mr. Willner can you blog about that please!

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