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AT&T Promises Gigabit Speeds Using Existing Power Lines
« on: September 21, 2016, 0422 UTC »
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/ATT-Promises-Gigabit-Speeds-Using-Existing-Power-Lines-137931

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AT&T's AirGig system would utilize low-cost plastic antennas...

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Re: AT&T Promises Gigabit Speeds Using Existing Power Lines
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 1259 UTC »
"This new implementation should avoid that interference by utilizing unlicensed spectrum..."?????
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Re: AT&T Promises Gigabit Speeds Using Existing Power Lines
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 1347 UTC »
I don't know why telecoms insist on reinventing the wheel.  Fiber works and works well, lets roll out what we know works, rather than some bench pipe dream that needs, you guessed it, more spectrum.

Man I'm getting cynical in my old age ;)

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Re: AT&T Promises Gigabit Speeds Using Existing Power Lines
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 1415 UTC »
"To that end, we’re looking at the right global location to trial this new technology next year.”

If the antennas could be disguised to look like plastic grocery store bags or pairs of sneakers with their laces tied together, then this would not be obtrusive in my neighborhood.  Just sayin'.
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Re: AT&T Promises Gigabit Speeds Using Existing Power Lines
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 1528 UTC »
Lol!

Folks under 25 seem to think sneakers over the power line mean drug dealers hang out nearby? To me it means there was a fight and someone got himself a new pair of sneakers. They threw the old sneaks over the line so the other kid had no choice but to walk home barefoot.

Everyone knew where the drug dealers were, all you had to do was follow their customers. Shaky Joe and Sleepy Pete hanging out on that porch? That's where the drug dealer lived.

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Re: AT&T Promises Gigabit Speeds Using Existing Power Lines
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 1548 UTC »
"To that end, we’re looking at the right global location to trial this new technology next year.”

If the antennas could be disguised to look like plastic grocery store bags or pairs of sneakers with their laces tied together, then this would not be obtrusive in my neighborhood.  Just sayin'.

Neighborhood going to hell Joe?

This thread got of topic in a hurry  ;D

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Re: AT&T Promises Gigabit Speeds Using Existing Power Lines
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 1548 UTC »
Lol!

Folks under 25 seem to think sneakers over the power line mean drug dealers hang out nearby? To me it means there was a fight and someone got himself a new pair of sneakers. They threw the old sneaks over the line so the other kid had no choice but to walk home barefoot.

Everyone knew where the drug dealers were, all you had to do was follow their customers. Shaky Joe and Sleepy Pete hanging out on that porch? That's where the drug dealer lived.

It's also the place that has visitors at all hours of the day, but they never stay for long. Living two doors down from a crack house in the 90s boosted my street IQ quite a bit. Strangely enough, there were sneakers over the telephone line nearby....
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Re: AT&T Promises Gigabit Speeds Using Existing Power Lines
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2016, 1939 UTC »
LOL! Those 20 minute traffic jams are a dead giveaway, too.

I moved onto a long block that had two places owned by the Bloods across the street from each other about '89. One was an apartment building where the rank and file crew lived, directly across the street was the crack house. The crack house was on the river side of the street. At night I'd hear shots coming from down that way, but being a country boy my natural thought was, "Somebody is shooting rats on the riverbank." and go back to sleep. Little did I know.

When it came to folks like that, I was always taught it was better to stay on their good side than antagonize them. I'd speak to them when they strolled by and let them borrow my mower and tools when they asked. I never had a problem with them returning them. One night there was big gunfight down there. Their rivals had rolled through to shoot up the crack house, not realizing that the main crew was holed up in the cinderblock apt. building across the street? I had a big clawfoot cast-iron bathtub in the house and jumped in it until the coast was clear. There were tons of rounds fired but only a few people were wounded. The cops haul 'em out arrest them and board both places up.

A few days later one kid I used to talk to regularly comes walking down the alley. He say's "You got a crowbar?" I told him I had a pry bar. He ask if he can borrow it. I said sure. He heads over to apartment building, pries open a side window, climbs in and comes out with a good sized box. He hands me my pry bar, says "Thanks" and that's the last I ever saw of any of them.

That night every car on that block had their tires slashed except mine. It's always better to stay on folks like that good side. My guess is it was a little goodbye gesture to the block.

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Re: AT&T Promises Gigabit Speeds Using Existing Power Lines
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2016, 1639 UTC »
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/ATT-Promises-Gigabit-Speeds-Using-Existing-Power-Lines-137931

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AT&T's AirGig system would utilize low-cost plastic antennas...

Plastic antennas  ???

Maybe they're talking about this type;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dielectric_resonator_antenna

Even das Ubooten in ww2 had dielectric antennas in a late war radar warning antenna system.

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Re: AT&T Promises Gigabit Speeds Using Existing Power Lines
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2016, 1757 UTC »
With the power lines being so damned noisy here in Troy, Ohio they would do good to get speeds up to 5 bytes per hour...  Time Warner already has the air ways around here too... their crappy cables leakage is so bad that ^^%$$##%%^**((()&*&%$@#$%^&*()

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