Observations of an Internet Middleman (Level3) (was: RIP Network Neutrality

Clayton Zekelman clayton at MNSi.Net
Mon May 12 14:44:13 UTC 2014

That's true for any given network topology up to the limit of capacity.

On cable plant, node splitting does incur significant costs.

May cable companies who built their fiber optic network with 200-500 
customers per RF node are now finding they have to reduce that 
density.  They don't have enough feeder fiber in their network to accommodate.

They have a few choices:  1) overlash more fiber, 2) use more WDM, 3) 
build more pop sites.

The incremental cost of delivering that one package above what the 
truck will hold is a doozie.  It requires the delivery company to buy 
bigger trucks, or buy more trucks and run smaller routes.

At 10:30 AM 12/05/2014, joel jaeggli wrote:
>Once you build the capacity to reach every delivery point every-day it's
>maybe not enough to hope that people utilize that facility . decreasing
>the cost per package requires higher unit volume. The incremental cost
>of delivering the second package is much lower than the first.


Clayton Zekelman
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