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Bandwidth Vigilanties

2002-06-06 23:17:07+00 by TC 3 comments

These People are cool. I kinda feel like a slacker when I didn't have broadband available all I did was whine to providers.

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#Comment made: 2002-06-06 23:46:13+00 by: Dan Lyke

Well, I know what Meuon and I did when we didn't have basic net access. But the economics of broadband are a little trickier, I think it helped that the particular suburb in question sounds like it's pretty rich, and perhaps not really as rural as they'd like to make it sound.

#Comment made: 2002-06-07 02:29:11+00 by: Dori

We nearly started something like that up here. When we bought our lot we were promised that both cable modems and DSL would be available by the time the house was built.

Yeah, you're right, neither was.

We ended up paying out the wazoo monthly for ISDN for almost two years till the cable modems finally made it. The cost for a T-1 wasn't much more than that for ISDN, and we have plenty of neighbors who telecommute for companies in the City and the Valley who probably would have joined us.

#Comment made: 2002-06-07 12:05:34+00 by: meuon

I think neighborhoods could and should run fiber, not high end stuff, but a simple 100mbps fiber network would be pretty easy. Of course, wireless works great in such residential area's with technologies like the and my favorite: Motorola Canopy....

And for those that scream cheap broadband: Dan, Debbie and I were paying approx $1500/mth for 256K when we started.