Post by Rob Warnock
| > Unless you have Sonic fiber, any Sonic service is relying on AT&T
| > copper. As copper to the CO atrophies, so goes Sonic.
| I asked Sonic about this and Dane replied saying that AT&T will
| eventually stop supporting POTS at the CO but as long as Sonic has the
| lines, they (Sonic) will continue to support and maintain the old AT&T
| copper. Nothing lasts forever but I think those of us on Fusion copper
| will be ok for quite some time.
Good to know, thanks! I just switched to Sonic a year ago,
and was already starting to worry about what happens when
AT&T stops maintaining the copper pairs back to their CO.
Your address (below) in your sig places you very close to the
CO which is on 28th Avenue about 150 feet West from El Camino.
In 2000 when I setup Sigaba ( http://sigaba.com now redirects to
ProofPoint which acquired Sigaba's IP (Intellectual Property)),
I built out 1/4 of the property at 2727 El Camino as you can see
on this pic of my Sigaba business cards:Loading Image...
which included setting up DSL from [then] PacBell; inbound was a
solid 6Mbps. As the company grew I moved it all to the Crossoads
facility -- the 5, 9 and 10 story complex at CA Hwy 92 and 101 --
to the top, 10th, floor. Fantastic views of the Bay Area from my
What did Sigaba do? "Securing Internet Communications" as you can
see on the ten Hummers we used at CES 2001 in Las Vegas after the
"launch party" in 2000 aboard (and also at a nearby restaurant) the
USS Pampanito sub at Fisherman's Wharf:
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196kB 2001, Las Vegas
The company name, Sigaba, was chosen because the WW-II encryption
machine of that name was the only such system never compromised vs
the German's Enigma machine which was compromised:
Visitors from the NSA brought the code wheels for the SIGABA to the
launch party, inserted them in the only publicly-displayed SIGABA
machine which is still on the sub AFAIK, and we encrypted our names.
Heh, the marketing department gave out some 1000 DVD copies of the
2000 movie "U-571": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0141926/ at the
CES in Las Vegas in 2001.
Post by Rob Warnock
627 26th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403