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Yeah, but a fiber-optic repeater is a commodity, even if newer ones are somewhat better they are backwards compatible. And there will be hundreds installed even in Mountain Home, pop. ~15,000. There are some (relatively minor) costs you have to pay for greater reliability. Cable companies don't have to pay it.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 10:00:20 AM EST
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