Thursday, July 01, 2010

Elimination of Discounts May Spur Fiber Deployments

Frank Simone has a point here. Carriers utilizing these discounts are using the legacy network to boost their bottom line. Why put in fiber when they can bundle a few copper pairs to provide 10 Mbit/s at $13 per pair typically? The price hike will impact SMB the most when carriers like Covad, IP5280, and Integra Telecom boost their prices. We cannot continue to milk our copper infrastructure indefinitely. Solutions like open-access municipal networks are an alternative.

in reference to: NoChokePoints Coalition Slams AT&T for Rate Hikes (view on Google Sidewiki)

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