So why don't US citizens get this?

Tom Vest tvest at eyeconomics.com
Mon Jul 28 07:12:08 CDT 2008


Sort of makes one wonder how the US came to have ubiquitous roads, or  
power, or water distribution...

TV

On Jul 28, 2008, at 1:06 PM, Jorge Amodio wrote:

> Lets put aside for a moment the conspiracy theories of government
> intervention and
> the telcos evil doing, IMHO there is a simple reason why I don't  
> have fiber
> going
> to my house: geography & economics.
>
> Japan:
> - area = 377,873 Km^2
> - density = 337/Km^2
> - pop = 127.5 mill
>
> USA::
> - area = 9,826,630 Km^2
> - density = 31/Km^2
> - pop = 304.7 mill
>
> I belive there are just few major cities in the US that have a  
> comparable or
> higher
> concentration of people like other large cities around the world.
>
> I'd bet that if you deploy fiber in a given radious in a suburban  
> area in
> Japan you
> may reach hundreds or thousands of potential customers, do the same  
> a little
> bit
> north from where I live and you will reach a dozen guys, 50 cows and a
> couple of
> hundred chickens.
>
> The US is so spread out that anything to do with transportation, being
> people,
> packages, or ip packets becomes quite costly.
>
> Still I beleve is interesting to analyze why the US is lagging  
> behind on
> high speed
> services.
>
> My .02





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