[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

Joe Abley jabley at ca.afilias.info
Tue Mar 13 18:50:43 UTC 2007


On 13-Mar-2007, at 14:15, Todd Vierling wrote:

> Depends on how rural the area is.  Some parts of the US have
> problematic terrain and *very* sparse population; there, the cost
> would far outweigh the subscriber uptake.  Should someone want
> bandwidth in such an area, powerline or satellite are probably better
> choices.

If powerlines are an option, you're not really rural :-)

However, just because you're remote doesn't mean that there aren't  
options in the last mile, so long as you're prepared to do something  
rather than just complain about others not doing it. The island of  
Niue in the South Pacific has had free, nation-wide wifi available  
for all since 2003, for example, and you don't get much more remote  
than Niue.


Joe




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