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

joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Thu May 13 22:13:23 CDT 2010


On 2010-05-13 19:43, Frank Bulk wrote:
> 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).

The rural population represented 20.7% of the us population  in the 2000 
census. about 70% of the US population is concentrated in about 2% of 
the land area.

> 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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