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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike: Not hedging an arguement here. No doubt islanders would prefer any upgrade over hughs net.

I'm suprised Romney doesn't call it socialism? Government funded infrastructure improvement? Egads? We all forget that it was government funding that brought a modern (then) phone system to BBI and many the rural areas back in the late 70's early 80's.

I only wonder how TDS will make this profitable with limited subscribers and the trend away from wired systems to wireless?

I guess we'll see.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy TD,
thanks for your post, now I can start getting what I need for the East End next summer.. My Verizon smart phone works on the porch outside, but no reception inside the house..
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Steve P: Your metal roof is suppressing the signals. Same problem with me. An outdoor antenna and repeater/amp will bring it inside.

Keep in mind the wilson sleek amplifier is a cradle for a modem or cell phone but its "uncradled range" is only 12-18" away. There are other repeater/amps that are better designed for indoor cell use ONLY.

The device you showed me which connects to wired phone, may do the job connected to a high gain outdoor antenna like the wilson trucker.If the stub antenna is removable, all you would then need is an adapter.

I'd have to look at it to figure out what adapter is needed.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point, I'll bring it by one of these days, along with a Brew or 2..
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: TDS fiber cable Reply with quote

Contractor told me that they were hoping to begin trenching and installing the fiber optic cable September 17. Have they finished? Have they started?

Any update?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to the first page of this thread and read the announcement posted Oct 3.

They are installing the empty orange plastic tubes about 2 to 3 feet deep in the roads. They are still at that. later, they will "blow in" the fiber optic lines from phone pedestal to phone pedestal.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike. How far are they now? They had made it to around the airport as if of weeks ago..
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw equipment and orange tubing headed East. I do not know how far they have gotten east or west. I did see that there is now a crew going to the houses and putting in a smaller diameter orange tube to the buildings.

I also saw that they have gone down the bluff on the road to Liedels, then turned towards Sand Bay [east], and gone beyond Maynards place [formerly Quist's].

If I recall correctly, they intend to go down Rocky [Orange Blvd.] Road.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I remember, the main trunkline is to go up RRoad and reconnect the main road at Snow Beach. I assume they would follow the powerline since thats where existing pedistals are.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just shows you that Senator Stevens of Alaska was right: The internet IS a series of tubes.
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