[time-nuts] Lightsquared and a little math
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From: Perry Sandeen <sandeenpa at yahoo.com>
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Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 22:45:05
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Subject: [time-nuts] Lightsquared and a little math
Wrote "The nationwide LightSquared network, consisting of approximately 40,000 cellular base stations, will cover 92 percent of the U.S. population by 2015
You can make book the missing 8 percent will be areas that exclude the farmers and ranchers who provide our food but the left will make sure the always “financially challenged” in the slums will have it and probably for free.
The proof? In every state in the US there is something called a universal service fee on your phone bill. This is usually 35 to 45 cents. It is not optional. The purpose of that fee is modeled after the postal system that charges you the same amount whether one sends a letter 2 miles or 2,000 miles so that everyone can economically communicate.
By law the phone companies are given that money to provide the rural areas with the same services that are offered in urban areas. This includes broadband DSL and TV services. It has never happened and probably won’t as we seem to have the best politicians money can buy. I’m a conservative and I have lived in two rural areas now and the story is the same. AT&T continues to send me glowing adverts for bundled phone service only. When I lived in a large town they came door to door trying to sign people up for broadband and the regularly sent glowing adverts in my phone bill to sign up for bundled phone, DSL broadband, and TV.
This explains while they kept the lights on continuously at the Dallas Cowboy stadium for the superbowel, they had 15 minute rolling blackouts to all the area hospitals, nursing homes and elder care facilities where residents rely on continued electrical service for their oxygen concentrators and assisted breathing devices.
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