[SPAM] Re: So why don't US citizens get this?

Ray Plzak plzak at arin.net
Mon Jul 28 07:21:08 CDT 2008


Government intervention - see Federal-Aid Highway Act, Rural Electrification Act, etc.

Ray

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Vest [mailto:tvest at eyeconomics.com]
> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 08:12
> To: Jorge Amodio
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org; natalidel at mailinator.com
> Subject: [SPAM] Re: So why don't US citizens get this?
>
> Sort of makes one wonder how the US came to have ubiquitous roads, or
> power, or water distribution...
>
> TV
>
> On Jul 28, 2008, at 1:06 PM, Jorge Amodio wrote:
>
> > Lets put aside for a moment the conspiracy theories of government
> > intervention and
> > the telcos evil doing, IMHO there is a simple reason why I don't
> > have fiber
> > going
> > to my house: geography & economics.
> >
> > Japan:
> > - area = 377,873 Km^2
> > - density = 337/Km^2
> > - pop = 127.5 mill
> >
> > USA::
> > - area = 9,826,630 Km^2
> > - density = 31/Km^2
> > - pop = 304.7 mill
> >
> > I belive there are just few major cities in the US that have a
> > comparable or
> > higher
> > concentration of people like other large cities around the world.
> >
> > I'd bet that if you deploy fiber in a given radious in a suburban
> > area in
> > Japan you
> > may reach hundreds or thousands of potential customers, do the same
> > a little
> > bit
> > north from where I live and you will reach a dozen guys, 50 cows and
> a
> > couple of
> > hundred chickens.
> >
> > The US is so spread out that anything to do with transportation,
> being
> > people,
> > packages, or ip packets becomes quite costly.
> >
> > Still I beleve is interesting to analyze why the US is lagging
> > behind on
> > high speed
> > services.
> >
> > My .02
>
>





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