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 01/17/2005 11:03 AM
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This project would take billions of dollars and take a long time to implement.

QUOTE Dark fiber refers to fiber optic cable that's already been laid, but is not yet in use. Thousands of miles of dark fiber is available in the United States, but there have been few takers due to the high costs of making it operational.

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 01/17/2005 11:36 AM
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Fiber optics is another technology thats been around for some time...It's a shame that in this day and age we all don't have fiber running to our houses already...It is cheaper than copper and the bandwidth is much higher. It is harder to work with though requiring special tools to fix breaks, with copper you just splice it back together with a marret in a pinch and it's good to go. My parents have a friend that does fiber splices, lots of specialized equipment.

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