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Re: Internet access in Japan (was Re: BitTorrent swarms have a deadly bite on broadband nets)

  • From: Larry Smith
  • Date: Wed Oct 24 09:02:00 2007

On Wednesday 24 October 2007 05:36, Henry Yen wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 09:20:49AM -0400, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> > Why are no major us builders installing FTTH today?  Greenfield should
> > be the easiest, and major builders like Pulte, Centex and the like
> > should be eager to offer it; but don't.
> Well, Verizon seems to be making heavy bets on replacing significant
> chunks of old copper plant with FTTH.  Here's a recent FiOS announcement:
>   Linkname: Verizon discovers symmetry, offers 20/20 symmetrical FiOS
> service URL:

 While probably more "good" than "bad", it is my understanding that when 
Verizon (and others) provide FTTH (fiber to the home) they "cut" or 
physically disconnect all other connections to that residence.....  so much 
for any "choice"...

Larry Smith
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