POTS is the new POTS?

Back when I was helping to build our spin out from Lucent I loved the term “POTS” short for “plain old telephone service”. Partly I liked it because the word itself sounded like what it was. Reliable. Plain. Understood. Boring.

Well old copper telephone service POTS is still on its long slow decline but its talked about even less. I think its time to repurpose the word for this decades POTS.
“Plain old TELEVISION service”.

The days of the cable company provided, coax, monolithic channel subscription (most of which you have literally never watched) POTS are not over… but they are without a doubt in decline. This decline will happen faster.


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