New minimum speed for US broadband connections

Raymond Burkholder ray at
Mon May 31 05:44:30 UTC 2021

On 5/30/21 8:32 PM, Valdis Klētnieks wrote:
> On Sun, 30 May 2021 15:56:52 -0500, Blake Dunlap said:
>> The co op electric serving my families house in bfe tn that doesn't have
>> either sewer or cable managed to run hard fiber for dirt cheap to all their
>> subscribers. Its clear from that the problem isnt can't, it's won't.
> Are you able to share any numbers about costs per mile and/or subscriber? I'm
> sure a lot of people are curious how the co-op was able to run fiber to places
> that none of the usual suspects wanted to run coax to. (Of course, it probably
> helped that a co-op only has to care about eventually  breaking even or at
> least not losing *too* much money, rather than making a profit in the
> relatively short term)

Yes please.  I'm in a location with fibre transits town but is only 
currently used for the school.  The incumbent doesn't feel like 
replacing the copper infra with fibre.

I'd like to be able to present a decent install plan to the mayor and 
council for consideration.

About 450 buildings.  Mostly residential.

We've got a company here who knows how to do horizontal boring.  I'm 
wondering if they might be part of an effective plan.  I need to meet up 
with them at some point.

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