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Bellsouth is a serious company doing serious things February 22, 2006

Posted by Pontiff in Bellsouth, Pontification.

The brain trust is keeping to their tried and true policy of milking it. The managment reminds me of the Slim Pickens character in Dr. Stranglove who YEEHAWS as he rides the bomb to certain destruction.

Yeehaw we can’t provide DSL to much of our service areas including those right next to switching stations.

Yeehaw let’s sue our own customers when they try to install wireless in downtowns that suffer from our inablity or unwillingness to provide even a basic level of broadband access.

Yeehaw, lets overbill our customer regularly to see who is on their toes.

Yeehaw, lets not invest in anything that isn’t going to line our pockets now.

Yeehaw, send out a press release that says we are taking a wait and see attititude to everything.. it sounds so conservative and serious they won’t notice its stupid and shortsighted.

Yeehaw boys, lets add a surcharge to the internet for Google and anything else the customers actually want.

Yeehaw paw screw the peering agreements and break out that jug.

Yeehaw they want high speed internet and video .. give em Direct TV and slap our logo on it. That’ll shutem up.

BellSouth appears to be the only Regional Bell Operating Co. that is looking to continue such a relationship with a satellite operator. Both Verizon and AT&T are spending big to deploy fiber-optic networks that can deliver video to residential customers, and have appeared in recent months to be de-emphasizing their relationships with the satellite companies.BellSouth, meanwhile, has held back on deploying video in the manner that Verizon and AT&T have. While the company already has a small cable operation in a handful of southern states, the company has indicated it is taking a go-slow approach to deploying fiber, in part waiting to see how the other RBOCs fare with their efforts.

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