FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Fri Aug 28 22:08:43 CDT 2009

That deadline is for video.  


-----Original Message-----
From: David Barak [mailto:thegameiam at yahoo.com] 
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 8:25 AM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

----- Original Message ----

From: James Downs <egon at egon.cc>

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.

As an example of the above, Verizon has until 2017 to get FIOS to all of the
neighborhoods of Washington DC
(http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/stories/2008/11/24/daily8.html).  I
am envious of many of my suburban-dwelling coworkers and friends who already
have it.

 David Barak
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