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Old 01-10-2022, 02:30 PM   #1
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I got the email this morning. Atlantic Broadband is now called Breezeline,

Great!

Is that sort of like when Comcast changed their name to Xfinity. Same poor customer service, same long waits on hold, same multi option phone system trying to keep you from getting an actual English speaking human on the phone?

You can change the name but we know it is still you!

https://www.breezeline.com/thisisbre...018956&jb=3262
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Old 01-10-2022, 02:36 PM   #2
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Can I now hang my clothes to dry on the Breezeline cable coming into my house?

Wonder who they had on the marketing panel when they determined that was a good name to use? Would have preferred a discount on my monthly bill.
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Old 01-10-2022, 03:13 PM   #3
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Comcast changes to Xfinity
ABB changes to Breezeline
Consolidated Communication changes to Fidium
All are offering expansion but none are offering better service!
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Can I now hang my clothes to dry on the Breezeline cable coming into my house?

Wonder who they had on the marketing panel when they determined that was a good name to use? Would have preferred a discount on my monthly bill.
Hanging clothes to dry is a sort of back to the future memory. I also remember when we had lines coming into the house for telephone. It won't be long before there is no cable in cable TV. And you won't discuss "cable" service provider for internet. When will there be a time when solar is super efficient and we won't need the grid for back up?
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You can use your cell data now, so there doesn't have to be a cable going to your dwelling for cable tv.

Don't hold your breath for some sort of solar efficiency or cost breakthrough.

Shipping container sized baby nuke reactors (thorium) are on the horizon.

Of course the NIMBY folks will have a field day with solar farms & the baby nukes.


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Envision that roofs and sides of homes will be covered with solar panels. With the help of the Tesla batteries and geothermal heating and cooling, there will be no reason a house can be self-sustaining. Like Woodsy says, the technology is a ways off.

Thorium reactors are here and is a viable alternative. That along with wind farms, solar farms, etc. The NIMBYS will have a field day!
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So where is a thorium reactor currently operating and what is its Mwh output?

Where in NH would it be put so that the transmission lines could carry the output?
With the capital output and operational costs, could it compete with a modern natural gas-fired plant (that is where most of the NE-ISO generation comes from)?

For solar and wind, the State of NH is required to statutorily provide an incentive to cover the extra cost... so those are most likely only going to find support at the smaller residential level rather than the higher commercial level.
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So where is a thorium reactor currently operating and what is its Mwh output?

Where in NH would it be put so that the transmission lines could carry the output?
With the capital output and operational costs, could it compete with a modern natural gas-fired plant (that is where most of the NE-ISO generation comes from)?

For solar and wind, the State of NH is required to statutorily provide an incentive to cover the extra cost... so those are most likely only going to find support at the smaller residential level rather than the higher commercial level.

DARPA currently has several SMR (small modular reactor) projects going on now. Hyperion was developed at Los Alamos. Mini nuclear reactors are being developed worldwide. on average 1- 10 Mwh... The current thought process is they would be able to power a small city or base with little to no infrastructure upgrades. 10-15 year lifespan. Thorium is the current fave fuel as it cannot be weaponized, although other fuel/chemical designs are out there.

Eielson AFB in Alaska should have one up and running in the next few years. Lots of info available on the web. I think they are part of Project Pele....

https://gain.inl.gov/GAINEPRINEI_Mic...,19Aug2020.pdf

https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/b...-microreactors

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So nothing commercial.

We have absolutely no way of determining if capitalist will invest in such a venture in NH, have serious knowledge of what the cost of capital and operation will result in a cost per KwH, nor any idea where it would tie into our grid.

The only way that is consider viable is by those that have no real money to invest.

Viable means ready to go... not in experimentation.
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Effective on or about January 1, 2022 the company formerly known as Atlantic Broadband done went and legally changed its' name to Breezeline .... www.breezeline.com/about.

Sounds pretty breezy for them! ....

(This name was changed to protect the innocent!) ... ha-ha-ha ...
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Along with their 'hotter than the sun' fusion reactor, they have also designed and developed mini reactors that will eventually power remote homes that are away from the grids. They are infringing US patents to get this done! Too bad US doesn't have the resources to capitalize on US intellectual properties!

Bill Gates has warned us about this decades before the govt realized this is becoming a serious problem. I thought Russia is bad!

Back to the subject which is a bit confusing. Comcast is now available in Laconia. They are telling us some parts of Laconia have Xfinity and others have Comcast. I'm beginning to believe Xfinity is where the fibreoptics are and the rest is cable. Also If Xfinity is fibreoptics, why is the signal is carried by Type 6 copper cables to your house?????
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So nothing commercial.

We have absolutely no way of determining if capitalist will invest in such a venture in NH, have serious knowledge of what the cost of capital and operation will result in a cost per KwH, nor any idea where it would tie into our grid.

The only way that is consider viable is by those that have no real money to invest.

Viable means ready to go... not in experimentation.
John,

There is this AMAZING tool called Google.... you should try it sometime. If you did, you would know that a company called NuScale already has NRC approval for their "commercial" SMR and expect to be up and running within the decade.

There are several private companies looking to commercialize SMR's.

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Along with their 'hotter than the sun' fusion reactor, they have also designed and developed mini reactors that will eventually power remote homes that are away from the grids. They are infringing US patents to get this done! Too bad US doesn't have the resources to capitalize on US intellectual properties!

Bill Gates has warned us about this decades before the govt realized this is becoming a serious problem. I thought Russia is bad!

Back to the subject which is a bit confusing. Comcast is now available in Laconia. They are telling us some parts of Laconia have Xfinity and others have Comcast. I'm beginning to believe Xfinity is where the fibreoptics are and the rest is cable. Also If Xfinity is fibreoptics, why is the signal is carried by Type 6 copper cables to your house?????
FIOS is fiber optic....

Xfinity is broadband cable...

Pretty sure Southdown just inked a deal to bring Xfinity in!

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There is this AMAZING tool called Google.... you should try it sometime. If you did, you would know that a company called NuScale already has NRC approval for their "commercial" SMR and expect to be up and running within the decade.

There are several private companies looking to commercialize SMR's.

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Wouldn't it be easier to answer ''there are no currently operational commercial thorium reactors, and we have no clue what their output really is... just theory.''
"We have no clue were it would tie into the NH grid, and since we don't have a clue as to the cost per Mw output... we can't determine whether it can compete with natural gas generation without an ongoing subsidy''

As can be noted by the NuScale Project: "In January 2021, UAMPS and NuScale executed agreements to help manage and de-risk the development of the CFPP. Pursuant to the initial orders from UAMPS, Fluor Corporation and NuScale (as a subcontractor to Fluor) are to develop higher maturity cost estimates and initial project planning work for the licensing, manufacturing, and construction of the CFPP.''
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I got the email this morning. Atlantic Broadband is now called Breezeline,

Great!

Is that sort of like when Comcast changed their name to Xfinity. Same poor customer service, same long waits on hold, same multi option phone system trying to keep you from getting an actual English speaking human on the phone?

You can change the name but we know it is still you!

https://www.breezeline.com/thisisbre...018956&jb=3262
Oh come on Tilton. Nothing will stay the same. It'll get worse.
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The thing with the name changes - it's a corporate marketing ploy (and a good one) to come up with names that can compete with all the newbie/techie brands and sound like they are offering something different. And, no doubt they are trying to figure something different to offer since cable is dying. I totally get wanting to disconnect (no pun intended) from a name that includes 'Broadband' in it.

There's also the fact that people nowadays quickly tire of brands that don't change. Overused example but when you think of 'Kodak' do you have visions of a company producing innovative, bleeding edge products? What about Budweiser? Harley Davidson? A corporate inability to continuously re-invent themselves and adapt is why so many brand names we loved in their time are closing their doors.

The old saying that 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results' could never be truer than it is today.
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Envision that roofs and sides of homes will be covered with solar panels. With the help of the Tesla batteries and geothermal heating and cooling, there will be no reason a house can be self-sustaining. Like Woodsy says, the technology is a ways off.

Thorium reactors are here and is a viable alternative. That along with wind farms, solar farms, etc. The NIMBYS will have a field day!
I believe in the not-too-distant future (not in my time) there will no long be a need for telephone poles, powerlines and all the infrastructure that accompanies the transport of power. Instead, as BroadHopper envisions, all homes and businesses will be powered by advanced on-site solar and battery technology. Imagine a landscape unencumbered by ugly powerlines that everyone wishes we could bury but it's too expensive to do so large scale? Imagine a time when you don't need to worry about power failures or invest in generators. Imagine a time when fire doesn't power home heating equipment. Imagine a time when energy is cheap.
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I believe in the not-too-distant future (not in my time) there will no long be a need for telephone poles, powerlines and all the infrastructure that accompanies the transport of power. Instead, as BroadHopper envisions, all homes and businesses will be powered by advanced on-site solar and battery technology. Imagine a landscape unencumbered by ugly powerlines that everyone wishes we could bury but it's too expensive to do so large scale? Imagine a time when you don't need to worry about power failures or invest in generators. Imagine a time when fire doesn't power home heating equipment. Imagine a time when energy is cheap.
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