10g residential CPE
mark.tinka at seacom.com
Mon Dec 28 19:31:57 UTC 2020
On 12/28/20 19:01, Aaron Wendel wrote:
> We charge a $300 one time install charge to cover our costs on the 1G
> service (which can be paid out at $25/mo if you can't afford $300 all
> at once).
> The area we serve is mainly lower and lower-middle-class income with
> an 80% transient population. Seven years ago, when "digital divide"
> and "digital literacy" were the buzz words, we instituted our "free"
> 1G service in an effort to level the playing field for the population
> who, otherwise, can't afford internet at all, let alone at that
> speed. Until recently we didn't charge for residential service at any
> tier. Rather than putting in "income tiers", making people fill out
> applications for assistance, etc. we just made it free for everyone.
> We also provide free 100G service to the local school district as well
> as free service to local government, police, fire stations (Firemen
> (and women) had to pay for their own internet to use while they were
> on duty before us), library, churches and other non-profits.
> That's the why. The how is that we control a LOT of fiber in the
> metro area that is in use by a lot of very large providers that
> everyone's heard of. We make enough money doing that so we don't feel
> the need to charge the residences for a basic level of service.
I love it!
Well done, and really creative!
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