FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Joel Esler eslerj at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 14:14:03 CDT 2009


On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Jack Bates<jbates at brightok.net> wrote:
> 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 homes, it's outdated before we even finish.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.

I have fiber to the home.  I can't imagine going back to "cable
modems" now.  eww..




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