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Good Call?

Frontier supporters unhappy with city’s switch to Time Warner

June 12, 2014

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials this week approved a three-year, $91,400 communications services agreement with Time Warner Cable despite a last-minute plea from Frontier Communications, which......

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ugottabkidding

Jun-16-14 10:06 AM

grant18...ugottabkidding is a she...and I just so happened to be at the council meeting when all of this took place. Is there any company without issue? Plenty will say that TWC has issues as well. The real concern is the cost savings that the city could have realized while also supporting the local employees who work, shop & pay taxes here. IF the product would provide them all of the services that they need AND cost less money then the question remains why wouldn't the city be willing to take that contract instead of a more costly service that isn't supported locally. That raises alot of question in my mind as to why?

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TraditionLeatherSucks

Jun-13-14 8:10 PM

Dsl ***** so this to me is a no brainer

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grant18

Jun-13-14 4:47 PM

If ugottabkidding is who he appears to be from his comments here, my experience with him is that his opinions are very, very seldom "humble" & his efforts to gloss over Frontier's shortcomings are never-ending.

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tinbucktoof

Jun-13-14 9:43 AM

Sounds to me like someone had their mind made up going into this process and she got the rest of them to drink the kool aid!! I don't think ih her "long process" apples and apples were not compared?! I cannot believe there was not one council person questioning that the city is going to pay $15,000 more with really not any good reasons to back up the switch!

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ugottabkidding

Jun-13-14 9:36 AM

Apologies on the spelling errors...and it is connect the modems to their routers....

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ugottabkidding

Jun-13-14 9:34 AM

I stand corrected...it is a 3 year contract..however it is still more than the city can afford to throw away, in my humble opinion. As to the IT Tech that is not necessary. All they need to do is have their existing IT company connect our modems to the routes as ADKman mentioned. I feel this is another reason why possibly the Mayor's other suggestion may need to be considered as far as the council.

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Solarguy

Jun-12-14 9:50 PM

WENT broadcasted some of Mr Rulisons comments from the meeting. When you are trying to sell your service to a municipality it might not go over well to inform them that they are making a bad decision. I'm not choosing a side, but there are also many Time Warner employees and contractors that live locally. It is what it is and competition is good.

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Patriot1

Jun-12-14 8:49 PM

Time Warner too expensive -- already in trouble -- G'ville made bad decision.

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ADKman

Jun-12-14 3:18 PM

Why would the city need an "internet technician" at all? Besides, there is no difference between DSL and cable once past the router.

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jt2gvl

Jun-12-14 2:03 PM

ugottabkidding - correction. It is not $15,000 per year. It is $15,000 over the life of the contract of 3 years.

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snapone

Jun-12-14 1:36 PM

The same corporate office that made the decision to close he G'ville Call Center, also is hurt by the loss of this contract. Yes, it makes perfect sense, Thank You.

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ugottabkidding

Jun-12-14 1:09 PM

continued......So, if the city learned they could get apples to apples on the services then why did it approve a contract that will cost the city over $15,000.00 per year. I am not sure what “upgrades” would require hiring a new IT person. Is there an existing IT person that can be trained? There are too many questions left unanswered for my liking. It may have been best to table this proposal until more information was made available.

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ugottabkidding

Jun-12-14 1:08 PM

First I would like to say that most large companies do not consult with local offices when they make a decision to close an office or offices. They make those decisions at a much higher level and then they notify the local managers and TELL them what is going to happen. So locally there isn’t anything that could have been done to stop the closing of the center in Gloversville. Does anyone really think that the local management of Frontier would want jobs to go away? After all if jobs keep going away then they won’t be needed either. Make sense? That being said there was not a clear explanation by the council as to why they would vote in an agreement that cost the city over $15,000.00 more per year. There was a comment made, and I quote, “ Anadio said the city later learned Frontier could have made those services available, but the city went with the Time Warner proposal.”

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PAMOJA

Jun-12-14 12:37 PM

Frontier proposal did not include equipment.

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snapone

Jun-12-14 12:30 PM

"A little bit..." Sorry.

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snapone

Jun-12-14 12:29 PM

A little it of karma Todd??? Did you notice that empty building across the street? You know that one your company left when they took all of those good paying jobs out of the heart of the city. Good for you Gloversville.

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TraditionLeatherSucks

Jun-12-14 12:25 PM

DSL is terrible anyways slow as dirt .

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