David Murphy wrote:
> Alas, I suspect the low incidence of remote-monitored alarm systems
> (with the exception of Eircom's own PhoneWatch thing) means that such
> lines aren't relatively cheap here like they are in the US.
Actually, they're the same price as analog circuits over here, which is to
say, a low installation cost and medium rental.
John McCormac wrote:
> Eircom would probably not want to supply raw copper links but it is
> worth trying.
Last time I ordered direct copper from A to B was a few years ago -- about
1995. It was exceptionally difficult to convince TE that nothing less than
copper-all-the-way would do, and they even installed standard M1020's first
in an attempt to convince me that they didn't do copper. Well, they do, and
they did eventually, but it was a fight. If anyone's on for trying to do
this, they will do their best to pluck any reason out of their hats in an
attempt to refuse to install the straight copper. Their favourite excuse is
asking you to guarantee that the line termination equipment is officially
approved, and then they want to know why you want straight copper, and why
won't an M1020 do and blah-de-blah-de-blah.
You're not going to be able to convince any of the larger ISP's that this is
a good idea, either.
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