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afwriter
afwriter
1/16/2019 2:05:25 PM
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Re: landline
My Dad who is 57 and has never been terribly technologically inclined cut his landline and cable and only has wifi. He barely even uses his streaming devices he gets most of his entertainment from his phone. It has saved him a ton of money. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/15/2019 10:35:36 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: landline
@mhhf1ve Loved the video, especially the end of it.  Makes me feel like a dinosaur. But not really. I feel kind of proud that I taught myself how to use technology as we progressed, even though I did live in the day of the rotary phone.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/15/2019 10:27:17 PM
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Re: landline
@afwriter I always find it laughable when it's asked on applications, etc... for mobile and home phone numbers. I know of no one that uses their landline phone as a contact for them. I do have it now because of a Triple-Play deal, but now I am questioning the cost of it when all I really need in my home is Wi-Fi.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
1/14/2019 8:50:00 AM
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Gigamaster
Re: DSL and Cordcutting
Internet over power lines seemed to be a power company promotion as it would bring some additional income presumably, but services that might be affected by radio frequency interference objected to the idea. Transmitting signals over all those power lines could create some interference with radio signals broadcasting over the air.

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batye
batye
1/11/2019 6:42:55 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: DSL and Cordcutting
@mhhf1ve  I think it thing oof the past now as technology have big hype but never did pck up off the ground...

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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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Gigamaster
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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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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