[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)
cmills at accessdc.com
Tue Mar 13 16:34:56 UTC 2007
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:11 PM
To: Roland Dobbins
Subject: Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users
Building high-capacity access to the home is sooner or later going to
involve fibre, which is going to necessitate truck roll and digging.
There's a high cost associated with that, which means there's a
significant competitive disadvantage to anybody doing it in order to
compete with DSL/CATV folks whose last mile costs are sunk and were
paid for long ago. Residential customers are notoriously price-
sensitive and low-yield.
Probably sooner in this case. Verizon is already rolling out fiber to
the home (FIOS) in the Pittsburgh area. Massive truck rolls...lots of
glass being strung.
Charles L. Mills
Senior Network Engineer
Access Data Corporation / Pittsburgh, PA 15238
cmills at accessdc.com / http://www.accessdc.com
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