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  • josieinib josieinib Mar 31, 2012 7:50 PM Flag

    When is AT&T selling off landline side?

    Bypass the traditional central office with fiber to the cell site from a hub office where the cell phone "switching" would be. Then maybe one major office for "long haul". All of a sudden you need very few techs. No more "drops" to deal with, fiber underground, wifi attenna, so no more hicaps.

    Just do not let the power grid drop off line

    One persons opinion

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    • So you want to build an entire new plant and bypass the one thats working? I vote you in for the smartest dumbass in the world !!! Congrats !!!

      Bypass the traditional central office with fiber to the cell site from a hub office where the cell phone "switching" would be. Then maybe one major office for "long haul". All of a sudden you need very few techs. No more "drops" to deal with, fiber underground, wifi attenna, so no more hicaps.

      Just do not let the power grid drop off line

      One persons opinion

    • That tactic surrenders their physical network- and all the associated easements. Those currently give incumbent telcos the advantages which make their business less costly than anything a startup could hope to match. This reality explains the ongoing use of existing twisted pair facilities in new ways. After all, if the big boys bypass and abandon all that architecture, then anyone can. Smaller, faster, better managed and far less top-heavy companies would then devour AT&T like piranhas on a crippled steer.

    • No...pulling lfo is expensive and requires twenty five years to get decent roi. Look at what happened to all the multimode lfo legacy T laid- now dark- and likely to stay that way. I'd make the whole thing wireless- using something like fso, DragonWave or a Stratellite network for backhaul. But then...anyone could do it. Faster, better- smaller. No gargantuan management architecture required, all remotely administered- and both durable and easily upgraded. But the legacy network- and its associated easements- are still keeping T competitive regardless of T's being ridiculously topheavy- unless it decays into uselessness from bad maintenance due to ongoing cuts where the rubber meets the road.

 
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