[opendtv] Re: The ultimate last mile solution is a gas

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 10:49:37 -0400

On the other side I have lived in the same place for 28 years and have 
never had a problem with the gas company. No house burned down and no 
pipe cracked, not outages or any other kind of problem. How prevalent 
are problems and how does this compare to fiber, wireless cable or copper?

One item I thought was interesting, in Japan they pay $25 a month for 26 
Mbps while in the US it is more like $35 per month for 1.5 Mbps. It it 
takes gas to get past the other monopolies and get true broadband I'm 
for it.

Bob Miller

Kon Wilms wrote:

>So they are using natural gas conduits as 'poor man's' shielding for UWB
>transmission, with a 6 mile maximum radius. 
>Whoops we cracked that pipe, no more data. Whoops we had to cap the gas
>supply cause someone's house burned down, no broadband for your block
>this week. Maybe someone will patent 'atmospheric UWB' (or is that prior
>art?) next...
>http://www.nethercomm.com/headline3.htm has some good yarns.
>On Sat, 2005-05-14 at 00:09 -0400, Bob Miller wrote:

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