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

Todd Vierling tv at pobox.com
Tue Mar 13 18:15:00 UTC 2007

On 3/13/07, Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at cisco.com> wrote:
> > There are other technologies better
> > suited to rural deployment, such as satellite, powerline, some cable,
> > or even re-use of the previous generation's ADSL gear once metro areas
> > are upgraded.
> Or something like WiMAX?

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

(I don't mention cell-based wireless technologies, because the
providers in that market space haven't truly awakened to the
possibility of fixed cell termination sites for broadband-type access.
 That is generally seen as a congestion threat, not an opportunity, by
the carriers.)

-- Todd Vierling <tv at duh.org> <tv at pobox.com> <todd at vierling.name>

More information about the NANOG mailing list