Muni Fiber and Politics

Scott Helms khelms at
Wed Jul 23 13:31:02 UTC 2014


Fiber length is least representative measure of work as it relates to
putting fiber in the ground.  Now, its impressive that they did anything
but if a professional crew took more than a couple of months to do this
they'd be out of a job.  I

'd be much more impressed by a lower distance covered but more homes and
businesses connected or the cabling being ready for connection (ie homes

Scott Helms
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On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 9:26 AM, Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at>

> On Wed, 23 Jul 2014, Scott Helms wrote:
>  They are also running into serious problems trying to scale and while
>> getting 400 homes wired up is laudable, having it take more than two years
>> is not impressive at all.
> I am impressed by it. 200km of fiber is not easy to do.
> --
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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