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RE: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

  • From: Mills, Charles
  • Date: Tue Mar 13 12:57:22 2007

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
Joe Abley
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:11 PM
To: Roland Dobbins
Subject: Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users

Building high-capacity access to the home is sooner or later going to  
involve fibre, which is going to necessitate truck roll and digging.  
There's a high cost associated with that, which means there's a  
significant competitive disadvantage to anybody doing it in order to  
compete with DSL/CATV folks whose last mile costs are sunk and were  
paid for long ago. Residential customers are notoriously price- 
sensitive and low-yield.

[Mills, Charles] 

Probably sooner in this case.  Verizon is already rolling out fiber to
the home (FIOS) in the Pittsburgh area.  Massive truck rolls...lots of
glass being strung.


Charles L. Mills
Senior Network Engineer
Access Data Corporation / Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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