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What are the chances that the communications tower will go the way of the telephone pole ? Developed countries have those poles all over the place, except in places where it is possible to bury them. But, I don't think you see all that many telephone poles in places like Africa and Southeast Asia. The technology has changed and created a better way to use the telephone.

Might this same thing happen to those towers ? Was it Google or Facebook that talked of using balloons ? And, whether it's balloons or something else, is it possible that we'll be able to find a better way to gather and forward communications than building a bazillion towers around the world ? Or might someone think way outside the box and come up with a communications process that doesn't need gathering and forwarding ?
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