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Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

TheScorpion420 Re: Allow Virtual ISPs or Last Mile (347 comments)

I lived in Indianola Iowa and the city owns the fiber ran next to their totally underground power network. They lease access to Mahaska Communications Group out of Oskaloosa Iowa who then sells Internet access at ridiculously good rates. I paid $50/month for 100/100 with a 10ms ping and NO cap.

about 8 months ago

Time Warner Cable: No Consumer Demand For Gigabit Internet

TheScorpion420 Re:Translation: We Don't Have Gigabit Fiber (573 comments)

Precisely why I have the connection I have. Local municipal laid fiber when they put their power infrastructure underground and licensed it to another local ISP. They charge $50/month (flat $50, no BS fees or anything) for 100/100. Its not gigabit, but more bandwidth than I've found a use for yet.

about 2 years ago

Russian Meteor Likely an Apollo Asteroid Chunk

TheScorpion420 Re:SG-1 (67 comments)

No it was the fucking bugs from Klendathu!

about 2 years ago

Why You'll Pay For Netflix — Even If You Don't Subscribe To Netflix

TheScorpion420 Re:Fuck... (292 comments)

Why so hostile? I had to move and I found an affordable place close enough to where I work that had a municipal fiber network.

about 2 years ago

Why You'll Pay For Netflix — Even If You Don't Subscribe To Netflix

TheScorpion420 small isps? (292 comments)

I wonder what the likely hood of a smaller regional ISP negotiating a contract with them. I currently get 100/100 FTTH for $50/month from a local provider and would love to get some 1080p netflix.

about 2 years ago

IBM's Question-Answering System "Watson" Revisited

TheScorpion420 Re:Tune in a half-hour early... (170 comments)

I think its more like, don't develop a coke habit.

more than 4 years ago

Researchers Transmit Optical Data at 16.4 Tbps 2550km

TheScorpion420 Re:Translation please? (126 comments)

Or how many 747's full of DVD's?

more than 6 years ago


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