OK here I go again. I started to look into this last summer but I got burried under other projects.
What I have is we are a remote ski area. We have two lodges aobut 5 miles apart. We have around 160 phones currently all is running through an old Vodavi POTS phone system.
This summer we are running Fibre between the two lodges. The big thing here is that I’ll need to use the existing copper for some of the phones which shouldn’t be a problem using the right cards that can send out a line over copper. But the problem that I forsee is that some of the lines are going up the lifts over big ol copper com lines, some as far as 8000 feet. There is no power at the top of the lift thus no network either.
So the question is will these cards that send out the regular old phone signal over a pair of copper send the signal that far? or are they designed as just a little “ad a fax” thing that will only push the dail tone 30 feet?
Thanks for any help!