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heller at deepsoft.com
Sun Aug 12 21:11:07 PDT 2012
At Sun, 12 Aug 2012 17:34:35 -0400 Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 12 August 2012 17:33:01 Robert Heller did opine:
> > At Sun, 12 Aug 2012 11:12:37 -0400 Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com>
> > > On Sunday 12 August 2012 11:04:42 Robert Heller did opine:
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > > Verizon (the telephone monopoly covering most of the Eastern United
> > > > States) has no interest in bothering with *any* investment in the
> > > > copper infrastructure, including installing the DSLAMs needed to
> > > > bring DSL (even cruddy DSL) to rural America. Also, the copper is
> > > > old and is falling apart (for lack of1 proper maintainence)--
> > > > people actually completely lose basic phone service when it rains.
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > I'll second that, in fact I voted with my wallet 2 years ago when I
> > > took offense at having to call the states PUC on my cell phone just
> > > to get my pots phone working again for the 4th time, in April since
> > > Jan 1. Over 90 of those days I had no pots phone from vz. I've been
> > > on cable for both phone and net for over 2 years now. Verizon didn't
> > > have a quarter to call anyone who cared.
> > Unfortunately for people in my area, Verizon is the *only* game in town:
> > it is either Verizon's crappy (19th century) phone service or no phone
> > service at all. (There is no cable provider and no cell coverage at my
> > house.)
> > > Cheers, Gene
> Get political. Heckle your states Public Service Commission. There is
> always Hughes of course, but they want an arm & a leg per month.
Satelite is not an option for me -- too many trees.
We are already working on a solution here in Western Mass -- some 40
towns have formed a municipal fiber-to-the-home cooperative -- "Wired
West". We figure it will take 2-3 years to get things up and running.
> Cheers, Gene
Robert Heller -- 978-544-6933 / heller at deepsoft.com
Deepwoods Software -- http://www.deepsoft.com/
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