It's All the Same Pipes- (republishing for new members)

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You've probably heard the phrase "the last mile" in connection with broadband. This refers to how the internet gets to you, on the last leg of the journey.

Chebeague has two (Axiom and Fairpoint) substantial "pipes" of data coming into the D Slam (large connection box next to The Clam Shack)

But from there, both providers use the same "pipes" to sent it "the last mile" to your house.

Fairpoint owns the pipes.

The challenge is that the "Pipes" are old style copper which has greater resistance to data flow, than Fiber Optic Cables.

So, both providers use the same "pipes" for "the last mile" getting internet to your house.

It's as Easy as 1 2 3

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Here's a futuristic opinion of what version 3 of the Internet will look like. (I still thought we were in Version 1)

Web 1.0 was like a library: somewhere you went to get information.
Web 2.0 is like a group of friends: a place full of user generated content and ideas.
Web 3.0 will be like having a personal butler, who learns your preferences, and delivers what you want, when you want it. Traditional technology such as broadcast television and radio will likely shrink and disappear, due to the growth and expansion of the web.
This is the internet growth over the past 18 years.

This is the internet growth over the past 18 years.