Author Topic: California town gets phone service for first time - at cost of $12,500.00 a head  (Read 3147 times)

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"A $2.5 million grant from California Public Utilities Commission paid for a microwave link and underground wiring. Sebastian, which provides telephone service to nearby Foresthill, will serve the residents of Iowa Hill."

http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=101068&catid=2
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Granted I didn't look very hard but I couldn't find any numbers.
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Based on the articles, I do not think they have been assigned. But I would guess the numbers will be 530-367 if they are out of Foresthills, CA via a microwave link.

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Well if they're mostly going to use it for internet, I doubt many are going to want to opt for a land line. Seeing as from the articles I've read they were all perfectly content with their cellphones. Except for the lady whose husband died. She might get a land line. But if she's dying, she can't very well call the ambulance for herself.

Maybe she's just training a carrier pigeon instead? I would.

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Of course, now they have to learn to use them, and discover phone phreaking, and then learn yo make prank calls
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My grandfather took a shot to the head in World War II, got up, kept firing, was forced home. Later he smoked cigars like they would cure cancer. They didn't. They gave him cancer and they removed his jaw. He fell, once. Grumbled something, drooled every where, crawled back in bed, and cussed for his wife to get him a beer to deal with the broken bones.

He's dead now. Just saying.

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My grandfather took a shot to the head in World War II, got up, kept firing, was forced home. Later he smoked cigars like they would cure cancer. They didn't. They gave him cancer and they removed his jaw. He fell, once. Grumbled something, drooled every where, crawled back in bed, and cussed for his wife to get him a beer to deal with the broken bones.

He's dead now. Just saying.

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While Gatt spoke in front of the Iowa Hill store, the low hum of a generator could be heard out back. Iowa Hill now has a dial tone, but it still has no electric service.

Although Morgan was anxious to get a telephone, she said she has no need for outside electricity. Solar panels, batteries and generators provide power to the roughly 200 full-time residents.

This town sounds pretty cool actually. Google Maps has photos of the area with Street View so I'll check it out when I'll get home.