1997-10-08 - Re: Internet Via Electric Lines?

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From: Cees de Groot <cg@evrl.xs4all.nl>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <199710081929.VAA19175@evrl.xs4all.nl>
Reply To: <199710081601.JAA15326@toad.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-10-08 20:23:41 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 04:23:41 +0800

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From: Cees de Groot <cg@evrl.xs4all.nl>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 04:23:41 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Internet Via Electric Lines?
In-Reply-To: <199710081601.JAA15326@toad.com>
Message-ID: <199710081929.VAA19175@evrl.xs4all.nl>
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In <199710081601.JAA15326@toad.com> Peter Trei wrote:
>It looks like we're seeing different parts of the problem. You're 
>worried about the long-haul backbone. I'm trying to see ways to
>get a 10Gbps fibre into my living room.
In the Netherlands, every house is hooked to the natural gas network. I've
heard rumours about them guys testing literally blowing fiber into your
house through the gas pipes (hook fiber to a shuttle, let it loose - gas
pressure does the rest). Never heard how they're gonna do the steering on
junctions, though...

Welcome to the brave new world - I envision utility companies literally
running down your front door for the privilege of being allowed to hook
your house to their 10Gbps network :-)

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