[LMB] why we still need paper books
kevink45 at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 22 10:40:39 BST 2011
Considering some of the recent stunts pulled by Darwin Award candidates in search of metal to sell at he scrapyard, I wonder how much money AT&T would have gotten, selling off their copper cable?
> I KNEW the costs for putting in buried fiber optic cable per mile, 25 years
> ago. It was NOT $40,000 a mile. And the price has dropped majorly since
> then (the technique used is a lot less expensive than most people realize,
> and it goes in very quickly. k. What the commercial company claims it costs,
> and the actual costs, are NOT the same.... I still remember AT&T's claim
> decades ago that it would take 20 years and 20 billion dollars to replace
> their long lines copper with fiber optic, when the US Government asked with
> it would take... then Sprint and other competition showed up, and AT&T did
> it in under 5 years, for a LOT less than $20 billion.... Basically, AT&T
> didn't WANT to replace the copper with fiber optic, AT& only did so because
> competition showed up with WAS putting in a fiber optic backbone system...
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