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cableties
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join:2005-01-27

1 recommendation

Here it comes...

All the Telcos are doing this. ATT, Verizon...

Copper plant is aging and triple the maintenance (maybe even more).
Pensions are going up (not down).
No new infrastructure.
Push up prices then in 6-12 months promise newer, LTE wireless with "broadband" speeds at only double the price but 20x faster!

Verizon plans Fios and LTE. DSL and POTS are dead.

Welcome the antenna overlords!
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Splat



Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT

1 recommendation

said by cableties:

only double the price but 20x faster!

You forgot overages! Be prepared to sign over your bank account and everything you own!


toby
Troy Mcclure

join:2001-11-13
Seattle, WA
reply to cableties

said by cableties:

All the Telcos are doing this. ATT, Verizon...

Copper plant is aging and triple the maintenance (maybe even more).
Pensions are going up (not down).
No new infrastructure.
Push up prices then in 6-12 months promise newer, LTE wireless with "broadband" speeds at only double the price but 20x faster!

Verizon plans Fios and LTE. DSL and POTS are dead.

Welcome the antenna overlords!

I keep reading on here where 'copper' is going to die, as its so old.

It can last for decades, just like the power lines going to and in our homes.


tschmidt
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join:2000-11-12
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said by toby:


I keep reading on here where 'copper' is going to die, as its so old.

It can last for decades, just like the power lines going to and in our homes.

True but maintenance (opex) cost for fiber is much lower then copper and once a company has installed FTTP the cable plant is able to deliver virtually unlimited bandwidth. At most they need to swap out electronics which is cheap compared to stringing cable.

/tom