& cplSiteName &
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
thebulk
50%
50%
thebulk,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/16/2016 | 11:30:34 AM
Re: So now what
@Birdawg, I have to agree with you, though it would be nice to think that fiber could reach everywhere, the reality is that cost just won't let that happen. 
brooks7
50%
50%
brooks7,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/15/2016 | 4:42:37 PM
Re: So now what
Except that there is little distance limitation with fiber.  If you use PON, you have 60 km - point to point even more. Millimeter Wave systems are a last mile thing.  Not a long reach thing.  The thing is that in rural areas the problem is not the last mile but the previous 19 miles.

seven
Birdawg
50%
50%
Birdawg,
User Rank: Light Beer
2/15/2016 | 1:43:19 PM
Re: So now what
As you would with fiber, when it reaches its distance limits, you simply rebroadcast the signal.  I get that 20 miles for one shot is very difficult and I am not saying you only use mmWave.  I believe a mix of fiber and mmWave is the answer.
brooks7
50%
50%
brooks7,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/15/2016 | 12:48:22 PM
Re: So now what
First time we deployed DSL at AFC was to a ranch that was 20 miles from the CO with Valley Telephone in West Texas.  There were no other subs nearby.  How are you going to get your mm wavelength stuff out there?  That is rural.  Solve that problem then you can start thinking about this more broadly.

seven

 
Birdawg
50%
50%
Birdawg,
User Rank: Light Beer
2/15/2016 | 11:39:36 AM
Re: So now what
Wireless has come a long way in the technology with regards to reliability and throughput no doubt.  To reach the farm with fiber is just not going to happen in our lifetimes, so in my mind wireless is the only way to deliver high speed braodband to the rural areas.  And of course I am bias on the topic, however, I believe mmWave is going to help reach our BB goals.
thebulk
50%
50%
thebulk,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/2/2016 | 1:05:45 AM
Re: So now what
no doubt that wireless is going to be the futur especially for rural areas, but it doesnt mean that companies wont complaine about the costs.
danielcawrey
50%
50%
danielcawrey,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/1/2016 | 5:04:28 PM
Re: So now what
I really think the future is in wireless anyway. 

Look, the best way to get coverage in rural areas at this point is not to lay expensive broadband lines. There are a bunch of companies that focus on wireless, from satellites to blimps. Those are going to be the cost effective options. 
thebulk
50%
50%
thebulk,
User Rank: Light Sabre
1/31/2016 | 2:51:19 PM
So now what
So report on it, and then do nothing.... seems to be typical on this topic for the past decade at least. 


Featured Video
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
September 17-19, 2019, Dallas, Texas
October 1-2, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana
October 10, 2019, New York, New York
October 22, 2019, Los Angeles, CA
November 5, 2019, London, England
November 7, 2019, London, UK
December 3, 2019, New York, New York
December 3-5, 2019, Vienna, Austria
March 16-18, 2020, Embassy Suites, Denver, Colorado
May 18-20, 2020, Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX
All Upcoming Live Events