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IowaCowboy
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Springfield, MA
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reply to FFH5

Re: PSTN Sunset

said by FFH5:

said by IowaCowboy:

They should be allowed to shut down the PSTN and force their customers onto fiber networks. One of the reasons that Verizon is reluctant to upgrade to FiOS is that many consumers (mostly middle aged and elderly) opt to remain on the PSTN/DSL even though their house is passed by FiOS.

But is it OK by you that they abandon copper landlines if they offer no fiber connection to replace it? That is, leave a customer with zero landline option where cable doesn't have service.

Or at least shut down copper networks where the telco offers equal or better service passing those residences (such as U-Verse or FiOS).
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I have not and will not cut the cord.

wingrider01

join:2006-07-25
Saint Louis, MO
said by IowaCowboy:

said by FFH5:

said by IowaCowboy:

They should be allowed to shut down the PSTN and force their customers onto fiber networks. One of the reasons that Verizon is reluctant to upgrade to FiOS is that many consumers (mostly middle aged and elderly) opt to remain on the PSTN/DSL even though their house is passed by FiOS.

But is it OK by you that they abandon copper landlines if they offer no fiber connection to replace it? That is, leave a customer with zero landline option where cable doesn't have service.

Or at least shut down copper networks where the telco offers equal or better service passing those residences (such as U-Verse or FiOS).

there is nothing as reliable as POTS, had service on my landline while internet was down for 10 days

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to IowaCowboy
Isn't uverse copper too? VDSL?


djrobx
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Valencia, CA
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reply to wingrider01
said by wingrider01:

there is nothing as reliable as POTS, had service on my landline while internet was down for 10 days

Our home was fed from an RT. We had DSL+Pots go out together. DSL came back in a few hours. It took 3 days for POTS to come back!
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Rethink Billable.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to me1212
U-Verse is a brand for IP-DSL, VDSL and FTTH via AT&T.


NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
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San Jose, CA
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reply to IowaCowboy
said by IowaCowboy:

Or at least shut down copper networks where the telco offers equal or better service passing those residences (such as U-Verse or FiOS).

99% of U-verse requires last mile copper; even if the customer is using U-verse voice (VOIP).
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum


NormanS
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reply to me1212
said by me1212:

Isn't uverse copper too? VDSL?

It is a mix. Some FTTP (~1%). The rest either ADSL2+ (IP-DSL), or VDSL (IP-DSL/IPTV).
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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum

cubguy

join:2010-07-09
Greenwood Springs, MS
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reply to djrobx
Or you could be like us. The phone guy uses our line to make test calls at the RT. (have heard him on the line before)....Wonderful when he forgets to plug it back in. Last outage was 18 hours and the only way we got it back then was to request an escalation because we have a handicapped person in the house with no other reliable service to call for emergencies.