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Re: fcc ruling on dsl providers' access to infrastructure

  • From: Todd Vierling
  • Date: Mon Aug 08 05:20:14 2005

On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

> The bottom line is that at a certain point there are a limited number
> times you can put a wire to everyone's house into the ground. Cable modems
> only make sense because the cable TV customer base to justify the build.
> At some point in the future we might actually come up with a workable IP
> over powerline technology, but again that will only make sense because of
> the existing customer base that wants electricity.

802.16 is starting to sound promising -- the first certified "WiMAX" gear is
starting to get rolled out right about now.

Still a little bit of time away for general deployment, but certainly
eliminates the wiring requirement.

-- 
-- Todd Vierling <tv@duh.org> <tv@pobox.com> <todd@vierling.name>




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