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 Post subject: Fidnet Outage
PostPosted: Sat 03-06-2010 7:24PM 
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Been hit and miss since about noon today for me. Finally rebooted my router and modem (at different times) and pretty much figured out it wasn't either of their faults. Gave in 10 minutes ago and called fidnet's help line, automatically got the response "we are currently experiencing an outage in rolla...:


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 Post subject: Re: Fidnet Outage
PostPosted: Sat 03-06-2010 10:06PM 
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TG I'm not in Rolla this weekend, I'd be PISSED. Frakkin' inFidelity is a rip-off racket as it is...


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 Post subject: Re: Fidnet Outage
PostPosted: Fri 03-12-2010 9:12AM 
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Yeah rolla needs another cable company or 2. I'm tired of the fidelity monopoly.


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 Post subject: Re: Fidnet Outage
PostPosted: Fri 03-12-2010 5:21PM 
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That won't likely happen.

Wikipedia wrote:
Many cable systems operate as local monopolies in the United States, as only one cable company typically receives the right to serve a region as a result of a franchise agreement with a local government.

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 Post subject: Re: Fidnet Outage
PostPosted: Sun 03-14-2010 2:08AM 
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Actually, in Misery, it has to do with population density. Shit, now I can't find a link to the glorious bullshit. IIRC, something to do with only requiring 1 carrier per 1000 (or mebbe it's 100) residents of a given county.

Been years since I looked it up and right now I'm a few beers in to a really good night.


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 Post subject: Re: Fidnet Outage
PostPosted: Sun 03-14-2010 1:36PM 
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Is Embarq and Dish/DirecTV (if you want TV) not an option for you?

HiTechRedneck, I don't think that's it as St. Louis County has a few million residents and there's still only one cable company, Charter. There's also AT&T U-Verse, which is TV, phone and internet on a FTTN structure, so if you count that as a carrier, that's two per a few million residents.


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