More Sidgemore on per-bit pricing

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Wed Dec 9 05:05:48 UTC 1998

On Tue, Dec 08, 1998 at 11:03:16PM -0500, Nathan Stratton wrote:
> > Well what if I had a xDSL local loop from someone like Northpoint for
> > something like $150 and then did the per bit model.  A T1 (or even slightly
> > less) for $350 starts to look rather attractive to a lot of people.
> True, but if you become a CLEC and use something like access method 5 you
> can get that loop cost to around $30 and also offer voice services using
> the first 4 kHz of the loop.

Yeah... but you _STILL_ can't get that large a router port for that
little money, and you never will.

Bandwidth is what costs money, not copper.

-- jr 'and people _STILL_ miss this' a
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