Phasing out of copper

Måns Nilsson mansaxel at
Sat Nov 29 23:19:50 UTC 2014

Subject: Phasing out of copper Date: Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 10:46:03AM -0500 Quoting Jean-Francois Mezei (jfmezei_nanog at
> Currently in the midst of a CRTC policy hearing in Canada on future of
> competition in ISPs.
> Incumbents claim they have no plans to retire their copper plant after
> deploying FTTP/FTTH.  (strategically to convince regulator that keeping
> ISPs on copper is fine and no need to let them access FTTP).

Maintaining copper plant is expensive. It will be retired as soon as
buy-in on FTTH is high enough. Telia Sonera is doing it in Sweden,
so the trend is global. (OTOH, in Sweden, young people moving out from
their parents, if they can find somewhere to rent, usually only get a
fixed connection for Internet access. Telephony is all mobile.)

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