One of our own in the Guardian.

Warren Bailey wbailey at
Sun Jul 14 19:37:22 UTC 2013

I would imagine this cheap rural fiber showed up after the RUS stimulus? A former employer (GCI, in Anchorage Alaska) received quite a bit of money in the form of a grant/loan for a rural fiber network (I think they may have received the largest of all grants). Would be interesting to know how much of this was as a result of dot gov funding.

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-------- Original message --------
From: "Constantine A. Murenin" <mureninc at>
Date: 07/14/2013 10:59 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: Jeff Kell <jeff-kell at>
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: One of our own in the Guardian.

On 14 July 2013 10:11, Jeff Kell <jeff-kell at> wrote:
> On 7/13/2013 10:15 PM, Jima wrote:
>> On 2013-07-13 14:44, Bill Woodcock wrote:
>>  I can happily state that XMission is my home ISP, with UTOPIA
>> (city-involved fiber optic provider) as the local loop.  (Really, who
>> has 100/100 at home?)
> A whole lot of folks in Chattanooga...
> 100Mb symmetric is $69/mo, 250Mb is $139, 1Gbit is $299
> Largely Alcatel/Lucent GPON.  Business rates considerably higher :)
> They are one of our providers and we aren't "metered".  I don't know how
> they're handling domestic rates / quotas.

There are a number of 100/100 under $100/mo providers in the US, but
most of them are concentrated in various rural areas.

I've tried maintaining an up-to-date list of providers with reasonable
offers at, but lately haven't had the time to keep on
updating it.


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