Broadband ISPs taxed for "generating light energy"

Alexander Harrowell a.harrowell at
Tue Oct 10 15:27:07 UTC 2006

Reasonable? I think you mean "justifiable".

On 10/10/06, Bill Woodcock <woody at> wrote:
>     > 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.
>                                 -Bill

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