Muni Fiber and Politics

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Sat Aug 2 07:43:34 UTC 2014

On Friday, August 01, 2014 07:17:24 PM Jay Ashworth wrote: 

> So we'll assume we could get 4 for 22k to make the
> arithmetic easy, and that means if we can put 44 people
> on that, that the MRC cost is 500 dollars a month for a
> gigabit. That is clearly not consumer pricing. Was
> consumer pricing the assertion?

I think Owen's pricing is based on 10Gbps router ports 
(Owen, correct me if I'm wrong).

This is not the only way to sell 10Gbps services.

Having said that, in context of home broadband, I was 
referring to AN's (Access Nodes), particularly based on 
Active-E (you don't generally place consumer customers 
directly on to 10Gbps router ports).

The 10Gbps ports on an Active-E AN are in the same 1U 
chassis as the 44x Gig-E ports. And depending on how many 
you buy from vendors for your Access network, you can get 
pretty decent deals with good return if you get great uptake 
and have a sweet price point.

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