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ADSL over string !!

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ADSL over string !!

What !!! Smiley  Shocked

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42338067

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Re: ADSL over string !!

Oh great, now BT'll start using it for "cost cutting measures"!! Funny

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Re: ADSL over string !!

Nothing new here, a number of ISP are well known for stringing some customers along.

Wink

At least with string you do get some sort of connection.

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Re: ADSL over string !!

Looks a bit ropey to me...

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Re: ADSL over string !!


@twocvbloke wrote:

Oh great, now BT'll start using it for "cost cutting measures"!! Funny


Yeah... But.....

The customers will still be tied to their current payment plans...

 

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Re: ADSL over string !!

String is just another use of "fibre".... so why (k)not  ?

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Re: ADSL over string !!

When asked if there were any real-world uses for the technology the answer was "a frayed knot"Funny

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Re: ADSL over string !!

This story is hanging by a thread.

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Re: ADSL over string !!

Though I can picture the phone call with PlusNet Help Desk.

"... Has the weather been dry in your area recently?"

 

"Yes, no rain for at least four weeks. Why do you ask?"

 

"Well I'm looking at all options to restore your connectivity. I need you to go outside. Go up a ladder to your Internet connection link and.. errmm... moisten the connection.  Our supplier engineers are all refilling down at the Red Lion."

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Re: ADSL over string !!

I hope not too many ISP's cotton on to this.

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Re: ADSL over string !!

Talktalk have used this approach for years 🤣🤣
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Re: ADSL over string !!

It'll not be one sisal fits all, if it's not fiber to the premises!Funny

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Re: ADSL over string !!

If it ever did catch on, I can imagine the TV commercials for it using Stringing in the Rain as their background music.

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Re: ADSL over string !!

It's a bit slow.

I suppose if they wanted to get higher they would have used hemp.

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Re: ADSL over string !!

Well i heard of people tying up the phone line but Shocked

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