More BW, Less Taxes

Jim Mercer jim at
Wed May 30 04:27:45 UTC 2001

On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 11:59:12PM -0400, Alex Rubenstein wrote:
> > If you're across an ocean from the US, you have to factor in the cost of
> > running underwater cable.
> If that is the case, why is it almost the same cost, if not more
> expensive, to get a LA<>NY OC3 then a NY<>LND STM1?

i would imagine that the cost of trenching across a continent is somewhat
more labour intensive than reeling cable out of the back of a boat.

although slicing a cable break in the desert of Nevada is probably less
labour intensive than hauling a cable up in the middle of the atlantic.

but then again, there are probably far fewer errant backhoes in the atlantic.

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