[Novalug] [maybe OT]Broadband in Alexandria
beartooth at Beartooth.Info
Tue Jul 6 10:13:39 EDT 2010
On Mon, 5 Jul 2010, cmhowe at patriot.net wrote:
> Several years ago there was a company that was going to wire
> cities. It wired one (used wireless, actually) (I think I
> recall) but found out it was not profitable. For it to be
> successful, the city had to use it -- specifically detect where
> guns were fired, but a lot more things. So if anyone or any
> group is tempted to consider biding, do your homework. A
> magazine named "Governing" had an article a few years ago that
> dealt with the issue.
Easy to believe. The local phone company ran a cable
(fiber, I think) years ago up the little rural back road where my
in-laws live in East Tennessee -- and they still have dialup
A phone co-op in the next county brought wireless
broadband to Blacksburg a few years ago. I grabbed it at once,
and was well pleased while it lasted; but after two or three
years they dropped it, and I'm now stuck with Comcast.
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
What do they know of country, who only country know?
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