Eeeyow. There are rented "bucket trucks" all over the suburb of
Arlington, MA where I live. It appears the RCN, the new phone, cable
& Internet company is serious. They plan to make Arlington the first
town in Mass to have two cable companies. The rumor is that
$19.95/month will get you phone and cable.
They are pulling what looks like shielded fiber cable all over town.
I would love to know what kind of equipment they are going to use.
Will they multiplex the phone and cable over one line or use separate
lines? Will the phone be over a shared media or all point-to-point back
to a CO? They have torn up the street for some serious wiring in front
of their new office.