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Re: Verizon has been listening to nanog.
On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 08:58:13AM -0400, Henry Yen wrote: > > On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 08:29:54AM -0400, Joe Maimon wrote: > > > On 10/23/07, Leo Bicknell <[email protected]> wrote: > > > > > >>http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2007-10-23-verizon-fios-plan_N.htm > > >> > > >>20 Mbps down, 20 Mbps up, fully symmetrical for $65. > > > > > > > > > That's pretty sweet, now all they have to do is start laying the fiber > > > over here... > > > > And stop ripping out copper. > > Now that I've gotten caught up on my inbox, perhaps this apropos article > will be viewed as more timely for this list than my earlier outburst: > > http://www.beskerming.com/commentary/2007/10/24/292/PhD_Student_Claims_200x_Improvement_for_Copper_Broadband > > (there's also a link in the article WRT to the Verizon issue of > copper XOR fiber.) The question here is always DISTANCE, and the plant topology. I live close to fiber, but due to the way the boundaries are drawn, I can't just go to the closest CO, I need to go to the one that is 50k feet away. If they can do even 10Mb/s at a distance greater than 5 miles it's a welcome innovation. If it requires 350Mhz capable copper, only works up to 1k feet, etc.. then i'd much rather have a conduit with fiber appear nearby. Perhaps the neighboring Verizon plant will extend into the currently legacy SBC area, but I can only dream... Time to do my own build-out. - Jared -- Jared Mauch | pgp key available via finger from [email protected] clue++; | http://puck.nether.net/~jared/ My statements are only mine.