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Old 04-25-2019, 09:27 AM   #2371
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Oh this is not about rural broadband. Municipal broadband is putting a light WiFi signal into a dense population. That's rather cheap. But in your case Griff it would be spending million$ at a time to run circuits up hills in order to get signal to a few hundred homes at a time. Your local municipality can't even afford the rights of way.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:50 AM   #2372
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AT&T has actively fought broadband access in mostly rural Northern California for years.
They are among the least consumer friendly companies in the US.
I proudly ended 50 years of their phone service a year or so ago.
And am now being debt-collected for $125 they say was unpaid at the end of that long period of crappy service. My checkbook is not out.
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:48 PM   #2373
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You guys are the chicken in the pan, right?
I reckon, but I had to go back and look.

I'm no chicken, though. Turkey, maybe.
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:50 PM   #2374
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We got some kind of rural broadband thing. They locate the little dish-type antennae on water towers. You can see a water tower from almost anywhere hereabouts.
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:26 AM   #2375
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These guys seem to think mass shootings are no big deal.
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:09 AM   #2376
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Please excuse me Bruce for hijacking back to the previous subject of rural internet.

Undertoad,

I saw this after reading your post from above. About the expense of hard wired land lines for broadband in rural areas.

There are no costs shown in the article but it seems as though it might be expandable enough and have a service life long enough to make high speed internet profitable in extremely remote areas.

Then again, it's not my area of expertise. You may have seen this type of tech before?

"the aircraft could be used to broadcast 5G coverage to remote areas, claiming the aircraft is a low-cost solution to launching expensive Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites."
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:30 AM   #2377
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Your local municipality can't even afford the rights of way.
At least this part is no longer true.

Tri-County Rural Electric Inc. is the first rural electric cooperative in Pennsylvania to commit to providing broadband services to its members. The incentive program was essential to ensuring they could provide this critical service in rural Pennsylvania.

"Pennsylvania's electric cooperatives have a long tradition of serving rural needs," said Frank Betley, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association. "This opportunity to partner with the commonwealth on expanding broadband access is a welcome development in continuing that tradition. It serves as a further demonstration of the commitment our electric cooperatives have in improving the quality of life in rural Pennsylvania."


https://www.penndot.gov/pages/all-ne...spx?newsid=534

This is happening to my West.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:14 AM   #2378
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Boy I don't understand that release. Why is this a PennDOT program?
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:09 AM   #2379
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Please excuse me Bruce for hijacking back to the previous subject of rural internet.
No problem there.

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Boy I don't understand that release. Why is this a PennDOT program?
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"PennDOT's funding will help support this effort as well as expedite internet service to many of our offices, field locations and connect critical traffic devices, cameras and message signs to our Statewide Traffic Control Center in Harrisburg."
Guess that's why they're involved.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:09 PM   #2380
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Sounds like if they can put a bunch of money into running fiber to put a traffic camera on route 220 (olde tyme slang country IIRC), they can also afford to run fiber to the houses that are near it as well.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:51 PM   #2381
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Ah yes. My old concrete pal. The rural Pa speedway. 220.

They had Roadrunner in the valley in 2000. Not sure what the boundary was but it was great at the time.

Cable internet through coax. $100 a month but you could download a small boat in less than 20 seconds.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:12 PM   #2382
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Quick reliable communications are critical when it's time to round up the troublemakers for the secret NSA camps.
Besides it will save time and trouble if providing broadband will cause dissidents to Netflix and CHILL.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:52 AM   #2383
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Yes, I thought about that too, Bruce.

I've been told there is broadband at the camps but only for those who surrender peacefully.
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:38 PM   #2384
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Probably be too tired from the long shifts underground, and short rations, to care much about entertainment... except the sex they earn with good doobie points.
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:28 PM   #2385
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Dastardly Robocalls...
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