Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on Technica

Jim Popovitch jimpop at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 15:15:29 UTC 2014

On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:25 AM, Naslund, Steve <SNaslund at medline.com> wrote:
> Nice idea, too bad no one can make any money on building infrastructure but not selling the services on top of it.  Remember Global Crossing?  You are asking one company to put up all the capital expense and then try to recover it by allowing access to their infrastructure to anyone at low rates.  Not gonna work.  Just on a piece of paper, figure out what it costs to get fiber to your neighborhood from the nearest central office and then how much you have to charge to pay for that.  If you can get a reasonable price that returns your investment within 20 years, I will be impressed.

IIRC, GLBX didn't receive taxpayer funded subsidies, nor municipal
bonds, in order to roll out their infrastructure.

I would gather that a fiber plant, on whole, costs less than the
number of subscribers, multiplied by average monthly bill, and again
by average length of service.... not to mention 20 years.

-Jim P.

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