Re: Causes of human extinction
said by biotech :If you are not joking this is a sad level of misunderstanding. Cellular radio waves are many orders of magnitude weaker than the sun (watch out for that UV & green light). It cannot disrupt physiology by ionizing atoms. The only way someone could be hurt by non-ionizing radiation is through heating effects, i.e. if they were dumb enough to stand directly in front of a 40W base station antenna or stick their head into a running microwave oven. That's it. Sources of ionizing radiation includes the sun, your toilet, bananas, radon, airline trips, medical imaging, etc. The FCC limits are extreme overkill, mainly to pacify the public paranoid of new technology.
Too much radio frequencies being used = radiation over time (If Ma Bell were to push past the limits of the FCC.... I shudder to think what would happen.)
said by biochemistry:Wireless is nowhere near saturation.
Both. However, wireless is reaching a saturation point. Even grannies have cell phones now. Wireline, however, has a lot of room to grow. There are millions in AT&T territory who don't even have DSL access. Those who do can be force upgraded to Gigapower which costs consumers more money. Replacing copper with fiber will also save on maintenance costs.
The U.S. has 95 cellphones in use per 100 population (2012 numbers), whereas Finland has 172 per 100 population. The U.S. has a long way to go in terms of cell phone use.
Wireline POTS is a dying technology, although I agree wireline broadband has growth potential. The problem with telco broadband is that it must compete with cable broadband and DSL cannot support the speed or bandwidth of cable modem service.
I think wireless is the right investment for telcos.
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Cost for fibre to the press release: $0
said by SlowFITL:We've been hearing that story for like 6 years now. It's always a couple of years away.
From everything I'm hearing the xFITL customers in the southeast will end up being FTTP in the next couple of years.
| But AT&T isn't cutting back on CAPEX, at least according to its financial reports.|said by AT&T FY13 Report :AT&T's Q1 at the end of March still showed AT&T spending $2.63B on wireline, up 34.7% YoY and relatively flat as a percentage of total CAPEX. I guess we'll see at the end of June whether Mr. Notter's guess that AT&T is going against its FY14 capital forecast is accurate or not.
Virtually all of our capital expenditures are spent on our wireless and wireline networks, our U-verse services and support systems for our communications services. Capital expenditures, excluding interest during construction, increased $1,479 from 2012. Our Wireless segment represented 52% of our total spending and increased 3% in 2013. The Wireline segment, which includes U-verse services, represented 48% of the total capital expenditures and increased 13% in 2013, primarily reflecting our implementation of Project VIP.
We expect that our capital expenditures during 2014
will be in the $21,000 range. We expect 2014 to be our peak investment year for Project VIP and anticipate our Wireless and Wireline segments spend to be proportionally consistent to the previous year.