|reply to tmc8080 |
Re: only way out..
There's a big population density issue here.
Brooklyn, NY has 2.5 million people, in 71 square miles.
All of Maine has 1.3 million people - spread out through 35,000 square miles.
That's a *lot* of fiber to go to the end users - a lot of copper to replace. And just the labor costs of threading new cable on telephone poles is quite expensive - and Maine doesn't have the most thriving economy.
Would I prefer fiber-to-the-premesis? For sure. Is it "economical?" Not really at this point. I'm not holding my breath.