Muni Fiber and Politics
jra at baylink.com
Mon Aug 4 23:15:14 UTC 2014
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eugeniu Patrascu" <eugen at imacandi.net>
> In my neck of the woods, the city hall decided that no more fiber cables
> running all over the poles in the city and somehow combined with some EU
> regulations that communication links need to be buried, they created a
> project whereby a 3rd party company would dig the whole city, put in some
> tubes in which microfibres would be installed by ISPs that reach every
> street number and ISP would pay per the kilometer from point A to point B
> (where point A was either a PoP or ISP HQ or whatever; point B is the
> To be clear, this is single-mode dark fiber so the ISPs can run it at
> whatever speeds they like between two points.
> The only drawback is that the 3rd party company has a monopoly on the
> prices for the leasing of the tubes, but from my understanding this is
> kept under control by regulation.
This one is a bad idea cause you have lots of people pushing fiber through
pipes with active fiber in them... and their incentives not to screw up
other people's glass are... unclear? :-)
Oh, wait: the conduit installer isn't a contractor, they're a monopoly?
No, that's even worse.
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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