FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Roy r.engehausen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 14:27:51 CDT 2009

Joel Esler wrote:
> 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 homes, it's outdated before we even finish.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..

The problem that the FCC faces is making a realistic definition that can 
apply to the whole US and not just cities.  How does fiber (home or 
curb) figure in the rural sections of the country? 

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