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heat84
Bit Torrent Apologist

join:2004-03-11
Fort Lauderdale, FL
reply to openbox9

Re: In the meantime...

said by openbox9:

I hope you realize that this upgrade isn't remotely related to last mile copper, regardless of who's deploying it.

You missed the point of what they said.

Someone remind why AT&T thinks their milk copper strategy is gonna work. Everything will be wireless in the future, so why bother with last mile fiber? Is that it?
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batterup
I Can Not Tell A Lie.
Premium
join:2003-02-06
Netcong, NJ

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said by heat84:

Everything will be wireless in the future, so why bother with last mile fiber? Is that it?

Oh no. FTTP is top shelf broadband. No fuss, no muss; my glass, all mine.


heat84
Bit Torrent Apologist

join:2004-03-11
Fort Lauderdale, FL

said by batterup:

said by heat84:

Everything will be wireless in the future, so why bother with last mile fiber? Is that it?

Oh no. FTTP is top shelf broadband. No fuss, no muss; my glass, all mine.

No. Its standard broadband. Except in the United States.
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openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
japan
kudos:2
reply to heat84

I didn't miss the point. The backbone, what this article is about, has no relation to the last mile whether it be copper, fiber, or wireless. You don't think that AT&T isn't planning core network upgrades?



Camelot One
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join:2001-11-21
Greenwood, IN
kudos:1

Actually you did. I was referring more to the general mentality of Verizon planning for the future, while AT&T is stuck in the past. Their lousy last mile speed offerings (compared to VZ) are due to the copper, but the new caps are due entirely to backbone limits. (or at least their claim of backbone limits)


openbox9
Premium
join:2004-01-26
japan
kudos:2

Backbone limitations aren't an issue. AT&T's backbone is just fine and will be incrementally upgraded no differently than Verizon's, or any other tier one provider's.

Debating last mile infrastructure upgrades or planning isn't related to backbone upgrades, regardless of the provider. How much copper does Verizon still have in its plant?


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
reply to heat84

...and a lot of countries. Basically France, some tightly-backed eastern European countries, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan have lots of FTTH...and everyone else doesn't.


public

join:2002-01-19
Santa Clara, CA
reply to heat84

said by heat84:

Everything will be wireless in the future, so why bother with last mile fiber? Is that it?

There is not enough spectrum to make wireless the prime broadband medium.