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FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

Fairpoint, Qwest, Frontier, small telcos interested ?

Verizon who is dumping DSL territories or pushing FIOS won't care.
AT&T pushing U-verse won't care.

But those stuck on DSL for the long haul, like Qwest, Fairpoint, Frontier, & a bunch of small telcos could be very interested in rolling out faster DSL where it makes sense(i.e. not lots of rewiring; but strategic investments in hardware).
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runzero

join:2005-09-16
DC

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The only way to entice any company would be with heavy competition or government intervention, and judging from your avatar and username, well...
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Angrychair

join:2000-09-20
Jacksonville, FL
reply to FFH

What do you think Uverse is?


ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
reply to FFH

True, but these solutions that require multiple pairs coming into a house aren't going to help them much. All that copper has to come from somewhere, and it isn't in the ground at the moment.

Or maybe it is. With the way the telcos are bleeding customers, many could probably do some rewiring and get more pairs into the houses that do want this service.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to FFH

U-Verse is DSL. They would be interested.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to ISurfTooMuch

Actually, dual-pair in rural areas isn't uncommon. Particularly for rural areas where USF funds have been invested into copper infrastructure...



dmxrob6
Premium
join:2005-06-24
Boonville, MO
Reviews:
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reply to ISurfTooMuch

AT&T has been running at least 2 pair for a long time. When they came and trenched my yard to lay a new copper line this summer (old line developed a short) they went ahead and ran a 4-pair line. Not sure if this is the new standard or what -- but nice to see it.



en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA
reply to FFH

Many modern / urban cities won't care about DSL technologies if there is something higher capacity already in place.

Eg. US/Canadian/European/Asian cities typically have cable deployed which is already more than capable.
Rural areas (where cable won't reach) 'could' use this technology IF the following would work:

a) Distances can become MUCH longer
b) Cost is minimal to deploy
c) There is a requirement to deploy (for telcos)

Many other countries would probably look to wireless infrastructure for deployment.
With the exception of greenfield - I don't think there's much digging going on outside of FiOS deployments in the US.