Still Waiting for Fiber?

Started by imnofish, February 03, 2015, 06:00:45 PM

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None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free. The truth has been kept from the depth of their minds by masters who rule them with lies. -Johann Von Goethe

Some days it's hardly worth chewing through the restraints!


I'm not sure fiber will be the be all end all.

In addition to the large capital requirements and the time necessary for constructing a fiber-optic broadband network, the technology also faces a problem of scalability. Fiber-optics work efficiently in small networks that are confined to a single location where bundled cables of fiber-optic lines can be installed and protected from bending. Bending fiber-optic cables can impede light transfer, and it can lead to permanent damage to the fiber-optics in the cable.

When scaled larger for regional, national, or global broadband Internet service, two obstacles can impede fiber-optic cables that do not impede cable or DSL. Fiber-optic cables cannot be installed above ground on telephone poles or below ground in trenches because there is no practical way to protect cables from bending.
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