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nevtxjustin

join:2006-04-18
Dallas, TX
reply to SuperWISP

Re: Providing any sort of rural service is hard.

said by [bquote=JimZsz :

Please explain how the net neutrality rules proposed by this FCC in the current NPRM would make rural ISP services unprofitable?

If that is the case, why are there many other rural WISPs who support net neutrality, so long as there are reasonable network management carve outs?
There are two business models going on here...

Incumbent telco DSL and TV cable ISPs have an existing "captive market" within a small fixed and existing footprint with high density take-up. That with very low installation costs (typically under $50), they have a gross advantage over a WISP.

A WISP often charges three to six times as much per installation and much less take-up density per an AP radius.

The cost for wholesale bandwidth drops significantly for the number of subscribers. That means a WISP is on a tighter budget and can't offer "all you can eat" data plans.

Therefore, a WISP has to limit the bandwidth per subscriber. That can be part of their contractual agreement. If you don't like it, you can go find another ISP.