Level 3 blames Internet slowdowns on Technica

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.mu
Mon Mar 24 07:23:49 UTC 2014

On Monday, March 24, 2014 04:26:11 AM Naslund, Steve wrote:

> If you are going to try to do a fiber build out to the
> home, what would be the monthly cost of just the cable
> if I cannot sell services on it and is anyone will the
> pay the much.  If I have to pay something like say $40 a
> month for a fiber connection, how much is service and
> equipment going to cost on top of that?  If you have the
> choice of being a service provider or an infrastructure
> provider, why would anyone in their right mind want to
> be the infrastructure provider.  The infrastructure guy
> eats the lion share of the capital expense and takes all
> of the risk that someone at the home will continue to
> want the service.  That separated model just does not
> work except in the case of the ILEC which has
> capitalized that network over the last 50 years.

All dark fibre providers I know of, that eventually start 
off as pure dark fibre players, will eventually enter into 
the services game.

Even those that do so cautiously, but only deploying DWDM 
spectrum before to maintain the "darkness" of the fibre, 
will eventually add yet more serices on top of that.

It's just like how wholesale providers have to, at some 
point, look into enterprise business. You can't just survive 
being an infrastructure-only provider, in the long run.

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