Will wholesale-only muni actually bring the boys to your yard?
John T. Yocum
john.yocum at fluidhosting.com
Wed Jan 30 00:53:11 UTC 2013
On 1/29/2013 4:39 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jean-Francois Mezei" <jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca>
>> It is in fact important for a government (municipal, state/privince or
>> federal) to stay at a last mile layer 2 service with no retail
>> offering. Wholesale only.
>> Not only is the last mile competitively neutral because it is not
>> involved in retail, but it them invites competition by allowing many
>> service providers to provide retail services over the last mile
> This, Jean-Francois, is the assertion I hear relatively frequently.
> It rings true to me, in general, and I would go that way... but there is
> a sting in that tail: Can I reasonably expect that Road Runner will in fact
> be technically equipped and inclined to meet me to get my residents as
> subscribers? Especially if they're already built HFC in much to all of
> my municipality?
> -- jra
If there is competition offering next-gen type services, that they can't
reasonably or more easily offer via their existing HFC plant, then I
would expect they'd start using the muni network.
I think the biggest factor though, would be cost. If using the muni
network is cheaper than their own HFC plant, they may actually phase out
their HFC network over time.
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