Muni Fiber and Politics

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Aug 4 14:38:39 UTC 2014


----- Original Message -----
> > On Aug 2, 2014, at 0:43, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
> >
> >> 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.

That's the assertion Mark made, right there: that you could hook 44 GigE's
to 4 10G's, and get "pretty decent deals".

Specifically, Mark said (at top of thread):

"""
If the provider is able to deliver 1Gbps to every home
(either on copper or fibre) with little to no uplink
oversubscription (think 44x customer-facing Gig-E ports + 4x
10Gbps uplink ports), essentially, there is no limit to what
services a provider and its partners can offer to its
customers.
"""

So that implies he really did mean 44x GigE to end-prem, from 4 $5500
10G ports -- or, $500/home in MRC *cost* to the provider.

I'm confused.

Cheers,
-- jra
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