FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Wed Aug 26 14:06:24 CDT 2009


jim deleskie wrote:
> I agree we should all be telling the FCC that broadband is fiber to
> the home.  If we spend all kinds of $$ to build a 1.5M/s connection to
> homes, it's outdated before we even finish.

I disagree. I much prefer fiber to the curb with copper to the home. Of 
course, I haven't had a need for 100mb/s to the house which I can do on 
copper, much less need for gigabit.

Pro's for copper from curb:

1) power over copper for POTS
2) Majority of cuts occur on customer drops and copper is more resilient 
to splicing by any monkey.

Jack




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