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Have been without phone landline or cell and of course internet for the last ~24 hrs

Yes I live out on the ragged, unreliable, slow end of technowledge

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"And now for the rest of the story"   It seems that near the end of the workday Thursday a contractor working between Durango and Silverton, CO, USA was digging and cut the fiber cable.  It truly was an "oh sh**" moment because they just filled in the hole and went home..  As a result it took telo a while to find the break.  And yes the one and only fiber cable coming into town stops here.  No loop, no redundancy, no second path. ~~ A stub end right here.   It took 5yr of everyone yelling to get the fiber.  This county seat was the last county in Colorado to get something that "looked" like the internet.  Before it was a multi-link microwave shot over 2 mountain passes which carried all the phone service/what ever out of town.

Because of the mining industry that use to be here, electrical power, on the other hand, came in from both the north and south.  No power for the mines, then we are talking real money.  With the mines closed, there is probably enough extra power here to make our own dilithium crystals.

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On 8/10/2019 at 4:49 AM, Lking said:

"And now for the rest of the story"   It seems that near the end of the workday Thursday a contractor working between Durango and Silverton, CO, USA was digging and cut the fiber cable.  It truly was an "oh sh**" moment because they just filled in the hole and went home..  As a result it took telo a while to find the break.  And yes the one and only fiber cable coming into town stops here.  No loop, no redundancy, no second path. ~~ A stub end right here.   It took 5yr of everyone yelling to get the fiber.  This county seat was the last county in Colorado to get something that "looked" like the internet.  Before it was a multi-link microwave shot over 2 mountain passes which carried all the phone service/what ever out of town. 

Because of the mining industry that use to be here, electrical power, on the other hand, came in from both the north and south.  No power for the mines, then we are talking real money.  With the mines closed, there is probably enough extra power here to make our own dilithium crystals.

WOW! wouldn't it have been easier for them to set up BPL? at least as redundancy?
Internet: the final frontier. These are the enterprises of Telo. Its continuing mission: to communicate in strange new ways, to seek out new fiberoptic breaks and new dug-out holes, to boldly go where no internet has gone before. starship-enterprise-png-7.png

Besides, who needs the fiberoptics if you have Dilithium crystals. Just transmit and receive with subspace amplifiers...

Live long and prosper ok-emoji-png-finger-8.png  nyuk nyuk nyuk 🙂

 

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3 hours ago, RobiBue said:

Internet: the final frontier. These are the enterprises of Telo. Its continuing mission: to communicate in strange new ways, to seek out new fiberoptic breaks and new dug-out holes, to boldly go where no internet has gone before.

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