Broadband ISPs taxed for "generating light energy"

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at
Tue Oct 10 15:59:53 UTC 2006

Well there's of course back taxes charged for a period of ~ 3 years or
more, plus interest and late payment penalties on those back taxes

On 10/10/06, Roy <r.engehausen at> wrote:
> A Cisco ZX GBIC produces a max of 4.77 dBm (or less than 4mw).  4mw
> corresponds to 35 watt hours in one year.
> However, since the customer must beam back light as part of the exchange
> then you must track the number of pulses in both directions and
> determine the difference.  Some days the customer gets more energy and
> some days it doesn't.  That should affect the tax.

Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists at

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