the backbone is only one part of a network....
Ummm...the last mile anyone? Lot's of bandwidth on the backbone is no use to an ISP if you have local congestion. It's got to get to your home somehow. That local bandwidth is expensive and limited, especially on cable networks where someone transferring data 24/7 can be very damaging.
FIOS, DOCSIS 3, Wireless clouds will all help, but they as well take money to implement. Where is the return on this investment to come from?
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said by IHM:
... Where is the return on this investment to come from?
Ummmmm...the 14.4 million subscribers they are charging $52/mo?
seems to me if a company can't afford capex to expand their facilities to keep up with growth and make a decent profit on $700,000,000/mo revenue, just from the consumer, maybe they shouldn't be in business.