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jfleni

@bhn.net
reply to GPON4YOU

Re: Get your GPON HERE

Only partially true. Cable is fixated on coaxial cable -- DOCSIS, QAM, DOCSIS+, and all the rest of the crazy alphabet soup, for yesterday's (and day before yesterday's) technology. The local cable company here just recently hung miles of thick, heavy coax everywhere, instead of modern plastic optical fiber (very efficient, light, fast and cheap for last-mile connections). It was obsolete the day they put it up.

Eventually, smaller telcos like Frontier and CenturyLink will put modern fiber everywhere to replace their copper ,or else go out of business, always a possibility with telco plutocrats. IF (a big IF) they survive, that will solve many problems, and take a giant step toward a nation-wide completely door-to-door fiber network. Cable will struggle to follow behind when that happens.