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Israel To Get Massive Countrywide Optical Upgrade 157

A Google Fiberhood-style rollout in the U.S., says a Goldman-Sachs estimate, would cost in the neighborhood of $140 billion. Even for Israel, a country approximately the size of New Jersey, there's a high pricetag ("billions of shekels") for installing fiber optics dense enough to reach most of the population, but just a massive fiber-optic rollout is planned, with the project led by Swedish firm Viaeuropa. If the scheme succeeds, it will cover two thirds of the country over the next 10 years or so.
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Israel To Get Massive Countrywide Optical Upgrade

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 27, 2012 @03:40PM (#42405755)

    *grins wide*

    Because you can't spout out that much cr*p without grinning wide...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 27, 2012 @03:40PM (#42405759)

    Dude, wake up... even the Israeli Prime Minister acknowledges that many current and planned settlements are in violation of internationally-recognized borders, and he openly admits that he doesn't give a rat's ass. When even the puppets running the institution that you are white-knighting for decide that defending their actions is a waste of time, it may be time for you to take up a different hobby.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 27, 2012 @04:26PM (#42406063)

    It would come as no surprise whatsoever if a significant percentage of that bandwidth will be dedicated for security purposes. However, I see nothing wrong with that. Israel is not the USA. She is a homeland to a people whom the world hates because they dare present to humanity (brace yourselves) MORALITY. You know stuff that spoils fun, like no f**king outside marriage (adultery) or before marriage (fornication), not forcing input into an output-only device (homosexual activity). She is not a liberty experiment that is about to go bankrupt because people have found it easier to be LAZY than to be AMBITIOUS and vote to maintain an addiction to OPM (other people's money). If I had my say, I would plaster that jurisdiction with the most advanced sensing technology and cameras and back it with some cutting edge AI. Make it so uncomfortable for all potential enemies that they will self-deport.

    So all you hypereducated cosmopolitan freaks with the Plaques On The Wall® get ready to gum up your BVD's with jizz over your favorite antisemitic epithets that at this very moment swirl amongst your neurons.

    Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. For the Jews, it is the price of survival.

    See the finger come out of the screen and feel it poking YOUR nose and no one else's. If you are not pissed, I have NOT done my job, SCIENCE DAMN IT!

  • by dskoll ( 99328 ) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @06:32PM (#42406979) Homepage

    That was then, this is now.

    Well, how conveeeenient. We (the USA, Russia, etc.) have grabbed all the territory we need, so now we'll make what we did illegal and grandfather ourselves.

    There have certainly been other land grabs since the Geneva conventions (Turkey grabbing northern Cyprus; Russia grabbing Abkhazia and South Ossetia) and yet we don't see the hate-fueled virulent outcry against Turkey and Russia that we see against Israel.

  • by dskoll ( 99328 ) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @06:34PM (#42406991) Homepage

    If you want your country to be safe and secure, don't make enemies of everybody in the world.

    What's the alternative? If Israel evacuated the West Bank today, it would have rockets landing in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem tomorrow.

    There is no solution to the problem. The best Israel can do is keep a lid on the violence and make sure it only proceeds at a low-level. Eventually, it may find a real peace partner in the Palestinians. But I'm not optimistic. Even the "moderate" Palestinians say very different things in Arabic to their own constituency compared to what they say in English for the international community.

  • by SplashMyBandit ( 1543257 ) on Thursday December 27, 2012 @08:33PM (#42407695)

    Here's a video showing how the United Nations is now acting in a way contrary to its founding principles. This is because the Organization of Islamic Countries and Non-Alignment movement have created a voting bloc. This is why there are bogus resolutions in the UN where criticism of religion (eg. the iron-age barbaric death cult of Islam; read the Qur'an and hadiths, they are true hate speech!) is equivalent to hate speech. Then we have the ITU grasp of the Internet for the purposes of censorship. Here's the video explaining how the UN came to be so corrupted against Englightenment values (and countries with them): []

    Here's a video showing how sneaky resolutions against Free Speech are being worded and passed in the UN (OIC up to its tricks again): []

    While we're at it, here is are a couple of videos explaining the situation in the Middle East from a historical perspective: [] []

    So, Mr Anonymous Coward, your citations are pretty much irrelevant because the United Nations has been making resolutions based on the political totalitarian ideology currently passing bogus resolutions in the UN.

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