last mile, regulatory incentives, etc (was: att fiber, et al)

Greg Shepherd gjshep at
Thu Mar 22 17:49:19 CDT 2012

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at> wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:40:27 -0700, Owen DeLong said:
>> Yes, I find it quite "amusing" that I am paying additional fees on all
>> of my telecommunications services to subsidize high speed PON networks
>> in rural bumf*ck while I can't get anything like it in San Jose, California.
> That's OK, you're all in the same boat - the subsidized users can't get it either. :)

So where are these "subsidies" going? I live in rural BFE where most
of my neighbors are still dialing in, and the local providers have no
$$ incentive to build out here.


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