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[#] Fri Jan 07 2005 18:21:28 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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yeah, it's funny how he ASSUMED I must have satellite and therefore was paying more than I would with a package all from cable.
C'mon it's the cable company, you expected more?
From the sound of his voice, I didn't think it was serious, I thought somebody on the inside was trying to sell me a black box or something.
But I called him and he told me he couldn't help me after I told him I didn't watch TV,
"But if you ever do decide to buy a television, I can save you a lot of money on cable."

Funny, I didn't say I didn't HAVE a tv, I said, I didn't WATCH tv.
morons.

[#] Fri Jan 07 2005 18:22:29 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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but you're right, that deserves another phone call.
But they make it so difficult to get through to a human. It takes a while for me to convince myself that it's worth it because it's on SBC's dime.

oh and fleeb: check your mixer settings, forget the speaker amps, make sure everything on your soundcard's mixer is maxed out.

[#] Fri Jan 07 2005 21:31:43 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That's just wack. You should cancel service and get DSL. :)

[#] Mon Jan 10 2005 15:37:43 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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[#] Mon Jan 10 2005 15:43:05 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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This would be seriously cool.

How far can data travel along power-lines before they need to be repeated?
I would think the key here involves the transformers.

[#] Mon Jan 10 2005 15:49:23 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Actualy, they are on amateur frequencies with this, and amateurs aren't too happy about it.

[#] Mon Jan 10 2005 16:15:03 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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I'm assuming that by amateurs, you mean amateur radio. If that's the case, why would ham operators care about data over power lines?

[#] Mon Jan 10 2005 16:26:22 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Because the lines radiate, and the frequencies used are in an amateur band.

[#] Tue Jan 11 2005 08:21:27 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Data over power lines has been an industry holy grail for so long, I'll believe it when I see it being offered.

As for the "last 100 feet" problem ... I'd say, run cable. They can do fiber drops from the data network to each home or business.

I say fiber because something about running copper straight into someone's house from the primary side of the transformer doesn't sit well with me.

[#] Tue Jan 11 2005 08:44:41 EST from silver bat @ Haven BBS

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Here's a link to the AARL, talking about why they don't like this idea. http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/HTML/plc/aud-vid.html

There's vid footage illustrating how much interferance this crap generates across HAM bands. Pretty ugly.


[#] Wed Jan 12 2005 11:45:52 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Jan 10 2005 3:49pm from Peter Pulse @uncnsrd
Actualy, they are on amateur frequencies with this, and amateurs aren't

too happy about it.


well that was the thing, the FCC agreed to mandate that they stay away from amateur ham radio frequencies.

[#] Wed Jan 12 2005 11:48:48 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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check this out.
last night I met a guy who works for verizon. "line gang"
I think I know what that means.
Anyway. he was telling me he's in the fiber to the premises department. He's from way upstate, but verizon is paying lots of money to test trial running fiber to the premises in our area.
He's done parts of white plains and is now doing tarry town. He said their intention is to blanket all of new york state within 10 years.
So within 10 years I can get fiber. Yay. 10 years.
So I asked him to put in a word for greenburgh.
Apparently they're doing it by population density, which makes sense, more likely payback quicker.
Of course since I'm the only person in my neighborhood who knows what the internet is, I'm not a likely candidate for them to do my neighborhood anytime soon.
But still, it's something. It's a start.

[#] Wed Jan 12 2005 23:43:50 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Excellent. I hope I can continue to get by on 768/128 ADSL until the fiber rollout reaches my neighborhood.

[#] Fri Jan 14 2005 22:02:05 EST from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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IG, you can upgrade to the higher level of service whenever you want. Ford, however, is pretty much SOL.

[#] Sat Jan 15 2005 10:03:29 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Right now the higher level of service costs more than I can budget for, mainly because I'm not allowed to ditch my Verizon POTS. Supposedly they're going to eventually offer naked DSL, at which point I'll go data-only to Acecape, bump up the bandwidth, and switch to VoIP for the phones.

And then, someday, perhaps the copper will be replaced by fiber. If we're lucky, the price point for that service will be affordable.

[#] Sat Jan 15 2005 12:33:53 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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ig, you can get um, 864/160.. or something like that, I forget exaxctly. For the same price. You just have to ask.

[#] Mon Jan 17 2005 16:17:09 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Ford, however, is pretty much SOL.

it.rub(in);

[#] Tue Jan 18 2005 20:11:41 EST from IO ERROR @ Uncensored

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You can always move. <GRIN>

[#] Thu Jan 20 2005 15:51:33 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So can you.

[#] Thu Jan 20 2005 16:27:33 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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So can I. But since I already have DSL I won't.

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