Muni Fiber and Politics
LarrySheldon at cox.net
Wed Jul 23 23:47:24 UTC 2014
On 7/23/2014 10:24 AM, Miles Fidelman wrote:
> Funny story. There are a huge number of independent telcos in Iowa. The
> reason: early on, farmers discovered that you could turn pairs of barbed
> wired strands into party lines. Things developed from there.
In California in the 1960s Pacific had tariffs for un-francised
territories for "toll stations" and "farmer lines"--the later often
terminating at a small cord board.
I recall taking a clearance from a repairman as "somebody left the gate
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