Simba7I Void Warranties
Bill by the true cost of snd/rcv a bit
I know this is crazy, but if they want it to be a regulated service, they need to figure out the true cost of transmitting and receiving a bit.
So, Line costs to deliver the service. Then the underlying network infrastructure (routers, switches, servers, CMTSs, DSLAMs, etc). Then the links between core networks (OC48 between Optimum and Level3). Then the maintenance fees to maintain the cables to the consumers houses and keeping them up to date (this is where deploying fiber would be an excellent idea).
Of course, the costs should go down when the equipment basically paid for itself. All you have is the electrical requirements for the equipment and the links between providers.
..then eventual upgrades, which is not really needed if you run fiber. Just upgrade between the links and you're golden (update fiber cards at the nodes and terminals at the customers premises) for the customers to take advantage of faster speeds and/or advanced services.
I didn't even factor in the human logistics area, which would include technical support, sales, accounting, line technicians, etc.
..did I miss anything?
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