Monday, September 20, 2004

Worthwhile reading at LUS Fiber To The Home (FTTH)

Doug over at LUS Fiber To The Home (FTTH) has several worthwhile reads posted.

Most interesting to readers who have been following our "chat" is Doug's response to a question posted here regarding the value of fiber optics. Take a look.

Also worth taking a gander at: an article from PC world detailing the services some telecos are rolling out and a nifty article illustrating the disinformation principle of lying by telling the truth. In the latter article you will discover that criticism of new IP-based phone systems (like Vonage or LUS projected phone service) for failing when the electricity fails are perfectly accurate. Only the focus really shouldn't be IP-based systems but rather on fiber-based systems. Why misdirect our attention? Because as BellSouth improves its own system to be more thoroughly fiber-based it encounters the same problem—as is being uncomfortably and dramatically demonstrated by their current problems in bringing Florida's phone system all the way back up.

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