alternative to voip gateways

Brandon Martin lists.nanog at
Thu May 7 15:58:13 UTC 2020

On 5/7/20 5:13 AM, Masataka Ohta wrote:
> Investment for FTTH is 10 times or more than that for plain DSL.

Only if you're comparing entirely new copper plant to existing copper  
plant (including drops), in my experience.  If you compare greenfield to  
greenfield, the cost of fiber to the prem is not much greater than  
copper (coax or twisted pair).

If you've already got access to existing copper plant, then reusing at  
least the drops is definitely worth looking into, yes.

In most of the USA, it's simply not cost-feasible to get access to that  
unless you either are the ILEC or are a well-established CLEC from a  
long time ago.  The ILEC mostly gets free reign to set the access costs,  
and they set them sufficiently high as to "discourage" competition from  
using it where they can get away with it.
Brandon Martin

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