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MaynardKrebs
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reply to Guspaz

Re: Petition to bring Google Fibre to canada

said by Guspaz:

said by elwoodblues:

The infrastructure costs in Toronto would be through the roof. That's the #1 problem with any new wireline provider, the cost of building out a whole new infrastructure would prevent a ROI for a century(I exaggerate, but the cost would be huge).

They'd never do Toronto in the near-term, it's immensely larger than Kansas City. Montreal is still significantly larger. They'd probably pick some smaller city.

The high infrastructure costs are offset by the "fibrehood" method they use, where they only build out neighbourhoods that a certain percentage of people sign up in, and they set the percentage to 5%, 10%, or 25% depending on how expensive it is to build out that area.

Most (not everywhere in the city , but most) of Toronto wired telecom residential services are done via poles installed on the BACKYARD property line. This alone makes the labour component of stringing fiber much more costly.