More BW, Less Taxes

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at
Tue May 29 17:47:53 UTC 2001

Yeah I found that too Simon, in pricing up an STM1 London to NY not so
long ago I found the cost of the two tails from the landing sites to be
more than the actual transatlantic leg!

Maybe fiber prices are low, so the cost of dropping a cable in water is
low but the cost of labour etc to dig across a city remains high.


On Tue, 29 May 2001, Simon Lockhart wrote:

> >	Trans-oceanic capabilities will remain a bottleneck, but they
> >	are not as problematic as in the previous decade. Witness Tyco
> >	or any of the other folk that have cable-laying capability. Last
> >	year they had waiting lines for boats.  Now the boats are idle.
> >	Too much capacity in water and no-one taking it up. (see first
> >	point above) 
> Transatlantic bandwidth is becoming surprisingly cheap. It's now 50% 
> cheaper to get from New York to London than it is to get from New York to 
> San Jose.
> Simon

Stephen J. Wilcox
IP Services Manager, Opal Telecom
Tel: 0161 222 2000
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