Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:46 pm

HR wrote:
A coax cable.

Glass is better suited 8)

Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:09 pm

hr's49cub wrote:
some serious technology improvements

A coax cable. 8)ISP won't provide it, and I don't think I want to provide 5 miles of coax. Figure the loss would be kind of high.
Not sure how this happened, looks like our 2 replies combined.

Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:34 pm

John, it's those pesky smilies again. HR needed a space between his text and the smile code.

Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:10 pm

I made a reply ot his coax post, but instead of 2 seperate posts ended up with thme both combined.

Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:38 pm

Glass is better suited

Well, yeah. Point?? Could it be cost?? :idea:

Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:07 pm

Not sure what 5 miles of coax is about, but point is, IMHO, copper wire is done as far as data transmission. It may die a slow death, especially in rural areas, but instead of trying to enhance it to speed it up, providers of said services will just lay cable or fiber next to it.
John, I'm sure your dial-up connection is safe for a few more years.

Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:10 pm

I recently retired from the local phone compnay (Centurytel) and fiber optic (glass) is definitley the way to go. It is however expensive to install.

Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:31 pm

It is however expensive to install

That's what I've heard as well.

CenturyTel, eh? I used to drive an aeroplane for them. Century Telephone. Knew Clarke Williams Sr. pretty well. Still have friend there in the flight dept. 8)

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:20 am

Coax of any size has a limited bandwidth. Glass on the other hand has virtually an unlimited bandwith. It's just about DC to light (not DC but close). The smaller the coax the broader the bandwidth but with higher loss. Most cable companies will make a trunk with glass and use coax for the spurs and the drops. One day we will have glass right to the house but it will cost big$$$. Eventually everyone will be wireless and we won't care about copper except for the pennies it will cost us. I'm amazed at the technology advancement in my short life time. Just think, 20 years ago we didn't have the need or the $$ for a computer now they're in just about every home. And we complain about how slow they are :? :?
When Steven (6) gets my age I wonder what he'll be talking on/or about :?: 8)

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:34 am

When Steven (6) gets my age I wonder what he'll be talking on/or about

He'll tell his kids, (telepathically) of his old man fixing up these strange machines. :lol: :lol: :lol: 8) 8)