FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Robert Enger - NANOG nanog at enger.us
Wed Aug 26 17:29:10 CDT 2009

CON:  active devices in the OSP.

On 8/26/2009 12:06 PM, Jack Bates 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 homes, it's outdated before we even finish.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.
> Jack

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