I thought it was an outrageous statement to be made myself. Figured it might be good for list discussion.


Sam Tetherow wrote:
Hmm, I'll take that bet. People that make these types of claims obviously haven't been in areas where you can go for more than 40 miles with no cell service, on a major highway, not to mention getting off the beaten path to individuals homes. Some times it really is more economical to string copper than put up towers.

   Sam Tetherow
   Sandhills Wireless

George Rogato wrote:
Worldnet founder: Copper landlines gone by 2013

“By 2012 [there will be] no more reason to use our landlines--so we won’t,” Evslin wrote. “I don’t think the copper plant will last past 2012. The problem is the cost of maintaining and operating it when it has very few subscribers. Obviously [it’s] a huge problem for AT&T and Verizon. And an important social issue as well.”

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