FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband
sean at donelan.com
Wed Aug 26 21:52:56 CDT 2009
On Wed, 26 Aug 2009, Fred Baker wrote:
> If it's about stimulus money, I'm in favor of saying that broadband implies
> fiber to the home. That would provide all sorts of stimuli to the economy -
> infrastructure, equipment sales, jobs digging ditches, and so on. I could
> pretty quickly argue myself into suggesting special favors for deployment of
> DNSSEC, multicast, and IPv6. As in, use the stimulus money to propel a leap
> forward, not just waste it.
Broadband stimulus money = $7,200,000,000
Housing units in USA (2000) = 115,904,641
Stimulus money per housing unit = $62.12 one-time
What definition of "broadband" can you achieve for that amount of money?
Or for rural housing units (2000) = 25,938,698
Stimulus money per rural housing unit = $277.58 one-time
What definition of "broadband" can you achieve for that amount of money
in a rural build-out?
How much will fiber to the home cost in a rural area?
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