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Re: Internet access in Japan (was Re: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets)

  • From: Tom Vest
  • Date: Wed Oct 24 09:23:16 2007

In the future, people are not going to believe that we permitted this to happen.

Coming soon: your plumbing will be disconnected. But never fear:
an Evian vending machine will delivered to every deserving household...


On Oct 24, 2007, at 2:39 PM, Larry Smith wrote:

On Wednesday 24 October 2007 05:36, Henry Yen wrote:
On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 09:20:49AM -0400, Leo Bicknell wrote:
Why are no major us builders installing FTTH today? Greenfield should
be the easiest, and major builders like Pulte, Centex and the like
should be eager to offer it; but don't.

Well, Verizon seems to be making heavy bets on replacing significant
chunks of old copper plant with FTTH. Here's a recent FiOS announcement:

Linkname: Verizon discovers symmetry, offers 20/20 symmetrical FiOS
service URL: symmetry-of

While probably more "good" than "bad", it is my understanding that when
Verizon (and others) provide FTTH (fiber to the home) they "cut" or
physically disconnect all other connections to that residence..... so much
for any "choice"...

Larry Smith
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