Muni Fiber and Politics - ENDGAME

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Tue Jul 22 18:34:47 UTC 2014

On Tue, 22 Jul 2014, Jay Ashworth wrote:

> You can assume $8-1200 per passing, if you fiber the entire town at once 
> (my example was 12000 passings, 3-pr, in 2.3 sqmi).  Then you're going 
> to have to operate the core, which will take power and at least 5 people 
> to man it 24/7.  And finally, figure on at least 4-6 multi-10GE uplinks, 
> and those things don't exactly grow on trees -- there's no sense in 
> providing 1G/1G if people can't actually use it.

We only want them to run the L1 network, not L2.

> And where's that money come from?  Yup: local taxes, mostly property.

Stockholm municipal fiber (L1 only) has been operating fiber network since 
1994, they're doing ~20MUSD profit on ~100MUSD turnover per year.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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