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July 30th, 2012, 10:43
Optical cables are here in Germany for about 10 years now - it was once seen as THE big leap in connections/cables technology … But no-one invested in it when they found out they could actually use DSL with older cables instead.

So, we have here lots of older glass fibre cables rotting" around in the underground here … And still no-one invests into it, only (if ever) in town areas. Rural areas ("the provionce") are closed out, because comm companies don't see much (if any) revenue coming from there … If there'll ever be 2 classes of "digital natives", then it'll be a) the townspeople (which are technologically advanced) and b) the rural people.
Like it has always been, by the way.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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