[External] Re: 10g residential CPE

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sat Dec 26 07:48:40 UTC 2020

----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Levine" <johnl at iecc.com>

> They sure seem ready to take down the oopper. The installer was sad
> when I told him to leave my six-pair copper cable alone even though
> nothing is using it now.

Sure; ILECs would *love* to deprovision their copper end networks.

But that's not necessarily a great idea, societally; always-on dialtone
(or, at least, dialtone with a much higher reliability than VoN) can be
pretty important.  My LECs in Florida seem to manage five 9s pretty handily
at the station set; betting FiOS isn't managing that.

They *tried* to get permission to do this in NYC after Sandy, and someone
(NYPUC?) told them to pound sand; if the customer had copper, you *had* to
give it back to them; you could not force them to voice-over-FiOS.

-- jra
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