Guess which industry has the worst customer service

I know lots of people are using their hatred for Comcast to justify support for the FCC’s (i.e government’s) sweeping takeover of the Internet innocuously named “Net Neutrality.”

But if you think that’s going to improve your service, fugetaboutit – at least if real-life experience is any predictor.

According to a survey of U.S. adults carried out by Ipsos, government offices have even WORSE customer service than telecommunications, which includes Internet and cellphones.

Want to put yourself in customer service hell? Imagine trying to call the government with a connection issue. It always makes me laugh when progressives want the government to step in and control more “evil” businesses. Have they been to the DMV recently?

Infographic: Which Industries Have The Worst Customer Service?  | Statista

In any event, there’s nothing we can do about it, because as of February 26th, the Internet is now classified as a “public utility” – just like those old landlines we’re no longer using.

Ajit Pai and Mike O’Rielly, the two lone Republican commissioners on the FCC who voted against the new regulations, agree the regulations are far-reaching, largely unchecked and pose a threat to consumer bills and to innovation in the industry. According to an analysis by Watchdog.org, the regulations “give more power to government, more restrictions to innovators, and more costs to the people.”

Like every single government intrusion into the marketplace. Obamacare, anyone? Now we have Obamanet.

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Rafael X
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That “article” is a masterpiece of bullshitology. Obviously the author have no idea how any technology works let alone the internet. Stupid landline analogy is the proof. First of all when the internet was small enough to only have smart people on it, the data was carried over those same landlines. Internet piggy backed landlines at first, that’s how similar the two technologies are. Now about that government take over of the Internet is total BS. FCC is trying to prevent a corporate takeover of the internet. The purpose of the Title II regulations is to ensure it keeps working… Read more »
Andy Martin
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What’s BS about the article? That people who are ignorant of how the technology works will be calling the FCC with complaints?

Rafael X
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Stupid landline analogy is one piece of fuming turd.

Andy Martin
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Why is it stupid?

CheetoBuster
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Yep, sure they are…..and you can keep your doctor too….

Craig
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Yur a purdy fart smeller!

Conan1975
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Dear idiot AllenBWest,

Please detail this “sweeping takeover” of the internet you wrote about above. Net Neutrality essentially keeps things the same, it doesn’t allow corps to come and make changes to our internet service by creating data-speed tiers so they can charge us more.

Again, please detail all the sweeping changes that the government is making in its takeover. Lying moron.

Andy Martin
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Hey dumbphukk. Read………….. http://reason.com/blog/2015/03/05/netflix-may-already-regret-its-support-f Netflix May Already Regret Its Support for the FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules The agency’s new Internet rules will only make the Web worse. Peter Suderman|Mar. 5, 2015 3:05 pmEmail Spritz Ajit Pai / TwitterOver at Wired, Geoffrey Manne, the Executive Director of the International Center for Law and Economics, has one of the very best critical takes on the Federal Communications Commission’s decision last week to overhaul the way broadband Internet is regulated in order to enforce net neutrality rules. Manne makes a couple points that are worth repeating. The first is that the new… Read more »
Uncle Ruckus
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ALLEN WEST knows that removing NET NEUTRALITY only benefits certain corporations what will be allowed to charge the consumers MORE. He knows that his followers are TOO STUPID to know this!!!

Andy Martin
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Another friggin lib dope chimes in.

CheetoBuster
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Yet you are too stupid to know the government caters to corporations….ever hear of corporate welfare?? You don’t think government will let a few of their fav corps. benefit? Keep dreaming.

gregorianchant
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Cheeto: Please update us on “corporate welfare.” Tell us what it is and which corporations are the beneficiaries. Thanks! Ancora Imparo!

Uncle Ruckus
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So net neutrality prevents corporations from charging more Andy loons are against that??

Andy Martin
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You retarded inbred. ISP’s can already charge more. Or didn’t your ignorant ass know that you pay more for more download speed..

Uncle Ruckus
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You father knocks up his sister which produces you and you call me a inbred??

Andy Martin
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Keep fisting your father @pe.

MotherBatherick
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Net Neutrality: “energy prices will NECESSARILY skyrocket”
-Barack Hussein Obama

This also applies to Net Neutrality: “a government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have”. Or to keep you from having anything you want…

Conan1975
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Describe what the government takes with net neutrality.

MotherBatherick
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What the government takes away with net “neutrality” can be summed up in one word: Freedom.

Conan1975
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((( crickets )))

Conan1975
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Great. So what freedoms have you lost?

Rafael X
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That is the extent of their technical understanding.

Andy Martin
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We’ve seen the extent of yours on this before.

merrychicago
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Control…..

Conan1975
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Amazing description.

Rafael X
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Conservatives are so cute when they get into technology like babies learning how to walk. Our technical subject matter expert and “editor-in-chief” don’t think broadband should not be regulated under Tittle II like the “landlines we don’t use anymore”. So to help her understanding we willl compare it to something we still use like electricity. We are billed for the amount of electricity we use. Whatever it’s used for which what makes it “neutral”. Now imagine that the power company decides appliances are on one type counter, electronics another one, lighting a third one. And charges different rates for each… Read more »
Andy Martin
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Gee librul. We had this tech discussion before and you got your ass handed to you. Your electricity analogy is the stuff idiots are made of. You get the same juice into your home no matter what. All data is not the same librul. Video data is not voice data is not standard data. And you will pay for faster download speeds on the internet. Can you pay for faster electricity? Did you also know that you an buy totally secure T1 or bonded T1 a 12Mbps for about $300 a month? No downtime and no congestion but you pay… Read more »
Rafael X
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Now you are the moron. Yes once you get below the application level all data is the same. Ones and zeros. You don’t a different sorts of storage for different kind of data.

Andy Martin
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Wrong dope! Frames and packets are different at the data link and network levels for different types of data. You have to put Qos on VOIP if you want a clear call. Most streaming is done UDP instead of IP. Many ports are used at the application level librul. That;’s because all data is not the same……..

http://www.stengel.net/tcpports.htm

And it’s not about storage you clod. It’s about transmission and delivery.

Rafael X
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Wether it’s transmitted or stored a byte is a byte. Different applications listen to different ports. But they are all listent for bits and bytes. A datagram is a datagram. How many people you know have Voip phones in their house? They have the same restrictions has those landlines as far the end-user is concerned. Most Voip applications are used on internal networks they can put any Qos they want.

Andy Martin
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My God your mamma raised a dope. You are as chit stupid about networking as you are about everything else. This is not about storage clown. And ALL ISP’s can carry voice you idiot. Learn the different datagrams clod……

http://www.diffen.com/difference/TCP_vs_UDP

Rafael X
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How many people you know have voip phones?

Andy Martin
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Five I know of that use MagicJack. Now here’s a little education for you on VOIP usage kid. MagicJack had sales of $143,000,000 last year. Vonage has 2,500,000 subscribers. Cisco sold $80,000,000 in VOIP phones. And we aren’t even including Comcast or ATT VOIP for home and business.

Rafael X
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Tell your buddies to get cell phones. You can bring those everywhere.

Andy Martin
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I see you’re still stupid. You can buy an Ooma phone on sale for $149.99. No monthly fee and all you pay is state taxes. Here in Illinois it would be $4 a month. Call anywhere in the world, same price, $4. Now be a good little boy and tell me what mobile provider gives you that.

Conan1975
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Your mom is a mobile provider (blowjobs in truck cabs) and charges far less than $149.99.

Andy Martin
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So when did your father start porking you in the mouth?

Conan1975
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Interesting that I mention your mom & the first thing you think of is pork.

Probably not a coincidence.

Andy Martin
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[[ the first thing that comes to your mind is pork. ]]

That’s usually the first thing in you mouth.

Brendan
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Wow… Mr West doesn’t know what the internet is.
That’s pretty amazing.
So Mr West, if your internet connection is slow, do you think you will be calling the government to fix it?
Is it that you don’t know what the internet is or is it that you honestly think the government has taken over the internet by regulating it?

Conan1975
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My guess is that he knows exactly what the internet is – it’s the (lack of) intelligence of his followers that he has no respect for.

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