back to article AT&T plays Game of Thrones: Every bit as ruthless as HBO version

There is that great promotional line in the first season of Game of Thrones which goes, “In the game of thrones, you either win or you die.” Well, it applies just as much to the Game of the ever-converging, ever-thrilling US telecommunications and network market. With the news this week leaking out that Softbank has more or …

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  1. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Happy

    You win or you die.

    So does this mean Fox could get a stomping?

    1. Paul Crawford Silver badge

      Re: You win or you die.

      More likely that US consumers get a screwing.

      1. Euripides Pants

        Re: You win or you die.

        Well, as long as they use plenty of Crisco...

        1. Jedit

          "Well, as long as they use plenty of Crisco..."

          I'd rather see AT&T fall foul of consumers using plenty of Drogo.

  2. Marketing Hack Silver badge
    Stop

    I'm getting a sinking feeling...

    That as in Game of Thrones, this reorganization of consumer telecoms/entertainment is going to wind up with the peasantry (us) abused and destitute?

  3. Alistair
    Joke

    Then there are the wildlings, north of the wall.

    Need I say more?

    1. Marketing Hack Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Then there are the wildlings, north of the wall.

      Eh, the Wildlings have Rogers and Bell Canada to take care of them.

      1. Stevie Silver badge

        Re: the Wildlings have Rogers and Bell Canada to take care of them..

        Those ... poor ... bastards.

  4. Gordon 10 Silver badge

    Am I the only one

    who wanted some kinda of graphic to follow all the names and offering that I have never heard of being a rightpondian.

  5. David Murphy

    Liberty Global has speed

    If only Liberty could give me the 150 Mbps to the home that I used to get back in Dublin, Ireland (~ 55 Euros/month) , here in the US. Broadband is very deficit and is getting to the point where it almost doesn't qualify as Broadband, unless lucky enough to live somewhere that Google is giving 1Gbps, and some competition.

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