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Re: Fairpoint, Qwest, Frontier, small telcos interested ? 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.
Actually, dual-pair in rural areas isn't uncommon. Particularly for rural areas where USF funds have been invested into copper infrastructure...
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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.