flat vs non-flat charging
rirving at onecall.net
Fri May 29 19:23:11 UTC 1998
Jerry Scharf wrote:
> I think the idea of distance charging is going away in many cases. With WDM,
> the cost of the WDM and SONET eqiupment on the ends of a fully populated 32
> channel per fiber, 144 strand pull vastly outweight end-to-end fiber costs of
> anything pulled through the ground.
Not true, long haul fiber *way* outways the initial ADM
about 1 years time frame, just not up-front. Remember: Dark
a monthly re-occuring.....
> When you add routers and the like on top
> of that, the distance issue really goes away and it becomes on of network
> topology hops.
Only for small ISP's. This is not even *slightly* true of
runs. Reality check, it costs me *way* more to put up long
haul, than it does
local. Something needs to account for this....
>Can anyone with figures for new intercontinental pulls say
> whether this is true there as well (project oxygen marketing claims this,
> Using archaic telephone pricing models to argue cost of providing bulk IP
> services is just not right.
Some of us see it as: We are overcharging customers who
don't use their
service much, to offset *not billing* enough for those who
I don't call that archaic. But, I also don't think it is
going to change
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