Re: Governor Quinn said. "In order to remain competitive...
said by tshirt:When I read this I thought it was a typo. $1.5 million really was $1.5 billion, but I guess not. How many miles of fiber and associated hardware will $1.5 million provide. Not much is my guess.
... in todays digital society, Illinois must have broadband infrastructure second to none.
Which is why they are spending a whole $1.5 million?
If you want a comprehensive fiber network, you better be willing to spend a little more.
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Re: Way to go frontier!
said by jtorre69:Thanks for the laugh jtorre! Much needed this morning
They will be creating much needed jobs. They will become a serious competitive player in Illinois. Way to go Frontier!
Re: Fairpoint and Frontier
said by BiggA:I live in FairPoint NH territory that was bought from Verizon, and this is the first time I ever hear that FairPoint is doing well! I think the biggest reason you don't hear how poorly they are doing in this area is that they lost so much of the market during the takeover from Verizon, and therefore not so many people actually give a rats ass about them.
Why is FairPoint doing well...
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The Laugh Factor Frontier bought a rural market with a maximum of 5M residents between the Ohio River and Chicago which was already divvied up between AT&T, Comcast, homespun carriers, Cox, and CenturyLink. It bought Verizon's debt, obsolete equipment, limited areas, and Verizon's big promises of support which never happened. ..
As usual Quinn's statements are self-serving. The statement from his office pales in comparison to his trips to Chicago to announce the total of one billion for state contracts to Chicago.
If Quinn & company wanted to do something meaningful, which it doesn't, then every home in IL would have access to 911, which it doesn't. But death and taxes don't count; it never did.
As to Carbondale, yes SIU, federal, city, and county offices, and probably the community college should get a substantial upgrade. Business will probably get a speed boost, too, and perhaps residents in the city proper. . Small communities around Carbondale will probably be excluded due to cost.
Don't expect miracles. In rural America 10/1 is a small miracle; 1G is equal to a seismic event.
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