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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/11/2019 10:50:07 AM
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Re: DSL and Cordcutting
Makes me wonder what ever happened to internet over power lines? I vaguely remember that technology had some wireless interference problems.

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batye
batye
1/11/2019 10:08:18 AM
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Re: DSL and Cordcutting
@mhhf1ve  I think you are right as this way is does make sense and area with gaps will be covered one way or other... 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/11/2019 1:04:34 AM
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Re: DSL and Cordcutting
I haven't seen many areas with retired copper lines,but I suspect we'll see it happen sometime in the near future. Fixed wireless is probably gong to fill the gaps where fiber hasn't been deployed yet. And 5G might take over the rest.

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tamcgaughey
tamcgaughey
1/10/2019 1:29:25 PM
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Narrowbander
DSL and Cordcutting
To Julie's point about fiber being deployed more and more, would be interested to see if that trend is focused at new network builds and expansions or if more service providers are really retiring the copper?

Also feel like cord cutting is going to grow even more rapidly in 2019, the options for watching live TV via a streaming service provider are many.  The biggest challenge seems to be the programming guide on the streaming service providers.

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tamcgaughey
tamcgaughey
1/10/2019 1:29:24 PM
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Narrowbander
DSL and Cordcutting
To Julie's point about fiber being deployed more and more, would be interested to see if that trend is focused at new network builds and expansions or if more service providers are really retiring the copper?

Also feel like cord cutting is going to grow even more rapidly in 2019, the options for watching live TV via a streaming service provider are many.  The biggest challenge seems to be the programming guide on the streaming service providers.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/9/2019 2:11:42 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: landline
Kids today don't even know what a dialtone is.. or how to use a rotary phone...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO5R_pFdRFU

I know a rotary phone won't even work in my home because we're not even connected with a POTS line... DSL only!

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
1/7/2019 5:03:38 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: landline
As one who has considerable amount of decades behind them, I had landline residential service for the majority of my life, but did cut out the phone service probably  8 years ago moving to VOIP for the  cost savings. But, I never had any realiability issues and during hurricane seasons of the past here in Florida the landline seemed to fare better after major strorms than celluar and VOIP when electric lines went down and towers were damaged.

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afwriter
afwriter
1/5/2019 11:37:25 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: landline
This may be my millennial showing, but I have never had a landline in my adult life. Even my retired neighbors gave up their landlines for smartphones recently. I feel like between cellular and VOIP, the days of the landline are coming to a close. 

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JohnDrake
JohnDrake
1/4/2019 1:18:48 PM
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Gigamaster
landline
Landline phones have some advantages, but they are eclipsed by high costs and terrible service. I can imagine landline options becoming more attractive if broadband fiber reduces landline phone costs so that landline becomes more of a cost-effective complement to wireless service. It could mean additional revenue for telcos.

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