[UFO Chicago] Best Buy buys Speakeasy

Neil R. Ormos ormos at ripco.com
Tue Mar 27 22:52:13 PDT 2007

Brian Sobolak wrote:

> I was kinda happy, kinda disappointed to hear this:

> http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/03/27/HNbestbuyspeakeasy_1.html

> "Best Buy acquires Speakeasy for $97 million"

> Somehow, I just don't think the service will be
> the same, no matter what they claim.  That's the
> part I'm kinda disappointed about.

> On the other hand, it wasn't clear that
> Speakeasy was going to every do anything related
> to upgrades or improved software/services.  So
> maybe they will now.

I suspect the good customer service will quickly
disappear.  Also, I wouldn't be surprised if they
eliminated residential service or made it so
expensive no one will buy it.


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