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John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote: In case you could not tell, I did not like them.
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Rudi wrote:CB Rigs and Amateur Radio shacks can provide a lot of help during an emergency. Thankfully they don't take a lot of go-go juice. CB is pretty good especially if you are close to a major highway, every trucker in North American has a rig in the cab.
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:41 pm
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:12 pm
Bob Perry stated:
All those companies are out of control: We sign on the dotted line, then they hold all the cards !
I get up to 60meg downloads
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:20 pm
FIOS. Recently, starting in 2004, Verizon has began the first large scale deployment of fiber optic service (“FIOS”). By using fiber optic (glass) cables to transfer data via pulses of light [instead of copper or coax cable] at, well, the speed of light. FIOS is capable of very high transmission speeds. FTTP (Fiber to the Premises) service can range in speed from 5 to 50 Mbps downstream and 2 to 5 Mbps upstream, subject to conditions, of course. But it’s not available everywhere, at least yet. And it still connects to the copper wiring in your home, slowing the transmission somewhat.
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That is a quick way to get fired, if any of the copper is removed the contractors get it. However, any that is buried is normally left in place as the cost to remove is much higher than the value of the cable. Telephone cables contain very little wire in them, most of it is insulation.DanR wrote:John, you need to go back to work for the phone company. Think of all the money you could make selling that copper wire that you replaced with fiber optics cable.
Wire line providers are regulated utilities and are required to provide the same quality service to all customers in their service area at the same cost regardless of whether they are in an isolated rural area or a large city. Cell phone companies spend several million dollars a year lobbying legislators to make sure they do not become regulated and have to meet the same requirements. By doing that they can pick and choose where they want to provide service. As a side note, vertical services such as internet, are not regulated even though they are provided by wire line companies, so there is a lot of latitude as to what they do and what they charge there.JackF wrote:.......
In the U.S. the cities get the priority for communications and rural areas are forgotten about.
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:13 am
John *.?-!.* cub owner stated:
Wire line providers are regulated utilities and are required to provide the same quality service to all customers in their service area at the same cost regardless of whether they are in an isolated rural area or a large city…..vertical services such as internet, are not regulated even though they are provided by wire line companies….
Cell phone companies spend several million dollars a year lobbying legislators.....