Dial Concentrators - TNT / APX8000 R.I.P.

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Thu May 13 21:43:56 CDT 2010


Thirty percent?  If "no access" includes financial means or developed
interest, that may be true, but 99% of all zip codes have at least person
with internet access.  And the FCC has stated that "95 percent of Americans,
or 290 million people, have terrestrial broadband access"
http://blog.zcorum.com/2010/03/national-broadband-plan-the-debate-begins/. 

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: Curtis Maurand [mailto:cmaurand at xyonet.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 10:51 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Dial Concentrators - TNT / APX8000 R.I.P.


30% of all people in the US (110 million) have no access to broadband.  
Large areas of my state have no access to broadband because its rural 
(Maine).

Aastra CVX (it used to be a Nortel product.)

--Curtis

On 5/11/2010 11:29 AM, Joe Abley wrote:
> On 2010-05-11, at 11:08, Leo Bicknell wrote:
>
>    
>> There comes a time when the old tech just doesn't make sense, even
>> if a small customer base still wants it.
>>      
> There will also no doubt continue to be many customers for whom dial is
the only option.
>
> It's not long ago that I lived in such a house, deceptively close to the
outskirts of town but in terms of wire distance and load coils it might as
well have been on the moon. The house was in a wireless dead zone by a
river, there was no cable, and the only line of sight to another structure
was through several acres of 2.4GHz-absorbing trees.
>
> The further you move away from urban centres, the easier it is to find
examples of this.
>
>
> Joe
>    







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