Broadband ISPs taxed for "generating light energy"

Bill Woodcock woody at
Tue Oct 10 15:08:09 UTC 2006

    > Sounds reasonable to me. Since the sale of energy is 
    > usually measured in kilowatt-hours, how many kwh of
    > energy is transmitted across the average optical fibre
    > before it reaches the powereda mplifier in the destination
    > switch/router?

Also, remember, it's _net_ energy delivered which matters...  I'm sure the 
customer is delivering light back toward the ISP as well.


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