FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband
jabley at hopcount.ca
Fri Aug 28 10:21:34 CDT 2009
On 28-Aug-2009, at 08:14, Peter Beckman wrote:
> 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
>> are fighting). Since it is so much more cost effective to install
>> new construction, why don't we have codes requring Cat5 drops in
>> room, and fiber to the home for all new construction?
> And where does that fiber go to? Home runs from a central point in
> 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
> doesn't support fiber?
This sounds like some of the scenarios that Bill St Arnaud worked
through at CANARIE. I think they got as far as some test deployments
in or around Ottawa.
His general idea was that the homeowner owns conduit and fibre from
the house to a shared neighbourhood colo facility, and has rights to
some space in that facility.
The facility then acts as a junction point between houses in the
neighbourhood (if the neighbours want to connect) or as a place where
a service provider could build to in order to deliver service to the
It has been some time since I read the material, but my memory is that
the model was at its essence one of moving the provider/subscriber
demarcation point from the house to a central neighbourhood location.
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