FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Peter Beckman beckman at angryox.com
Fri Aug 28 10:14:08 CDT 2009


On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Leo Bicknell wrote:

> In most areas of the country you can't get a permit to build a house
> without electrical service (something solar and other off the grid people
> are fighting).  Since it is so much more cost effective to install with
> new construction, why don't we have codes requring Cat5 drops in every
> room, and fiber to the home for all new construction?

  And where does that fiber go to?  Home runs from a central point in the
  development, so any provider can hook up to any house at the street?
  Deregulation means those lines should be accessible to any company for a
  fee.  How do you give House A Verizon and House B Cox, especially if Cox
  doesn't support fiber?

  Granted, I don't do residential broadband deployments, maybe all of those
  issues are trivial, but something that needs to be considered.  Just
  because there is only one player in a certain market now doesn't mean we
  shouldn't plan now for 10 players 10 years from now in the same market.

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