Dr. Schoechle “Reinventing wires – the future of land lines and networks ” Victoria, BC July 3rd 2019. Dr. Schoechle is a global expert on wired fibre networks, a member of the standards board of the IEEE, a former faculty member of the University of Colorado College of Engineering and Applied Science and a senior research fellow at the National Institute for Law and Public policy.
Dr. Schoechle is the author of the Institute’s Reinventing Wires -the future of landlines and networks publication written for policy makers; particularly members of the US Congress and legislatoers across the US http://electromagnetichealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ReInventing-Wires-1-25-18.pdf
Approximately every 10 years sales of cell phones need to be rejuvinat4ed with the promotion of a new generation “G”of technology. 3G and 4G are already implemented and %G is in the early stages of being implemented. The deployment of each generation crates a large requirement for new hardware for both the industry and consumers. The financing of the networks requires a large influx of money from consumers to fund the deployment of the network required hardware such as the small cells /editcurrently being placed on seemingly every second utility pole.
An executive summary of the report is The Internet has become one of the defining technologies of the modern world. Why has America, its creator, become one of its most impoverished users among all the developed nations in terms of the proportion of its people with Internet access and the speed and quality of that access?
This report seeks to address these questions and propose answers and solutions. It explores the
Internet access has been hijacked by commercial interests
America down to 17th place among developed countries
Dominated by a triopoly
Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T
Keeps access slow, scarce, and expensive
Wired (regulated) networks disadvantaged and neglected
Wire (fiber) money diverted to wireless infrastructure (i.e., cell sites)
Wireless smartphones are being oversold
Because wireless is more profitable
Wireless unregulated—phone company spin-off ventures
Cable unregulated—unlimited consolidation (mergers & acquisitions)
Wireless not a substitute for wires
Wireless is an ancillary service—mobility at the end of the wire
Push by phone companies to decommission landlines
Divert the fiber money to support cell sites instead Force customers onto proprietary wireless networks.