FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

James Downs egon at egon.cc
Fri Aug 28 01:06:31 CDT 2009

On Aug 26, 2009, at 5:00 PM, Roy wrote:

> I think it has become obvious that the correct definition of  
> broadband depends on the users location.  A house in the boonies is  
> not going to get fiber,  Perhaps the minimum acceptable bandwidth  
> should vary by area.  A definition of "area" could be some sort of  
> user density

Except this is exactly what happened.  The players with vested  
interests were allowed a sort of "first refusal" on projects.  In  
areas where they had lots of customers, they passed on the projects.   
So, we find that in urban areas, you can't get fiber in the home, but  
there are countless rural farms and homes that have fiber just lying  
around.  I have an acquaintance 60 miles from the closest commercial  
airport in TN, telling me about the fiber internet he has.


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