The way I read the article, around $1,500 is Comcast's maximum cost per home passed..........
The second article telcodad
posted has a bit more info:
According to the Comcast proposal there are 540 homes on Chappaquiddick. With 100 per cent participation, the one-time fee paid by a subscriber would be $1,526. With 40 per cent participation, the one-time fee would be $3,815. The proposal requires a minimum 40 per cent participation and a commitment by homeowners to subscribe year-round for two years.
Right back up in the $3K-$4K market.
The extra 'over 250ft long drop' charges would be paid for by the homeowner, although getting the heavier construction done in conjunction with the plant should be a no-brainer, they will know who and where the 40% minimum is. Hopefully the people would have a good idea of what those charges would be prior to making any commitment.
I wonder what level(s) of service are required for that two year contract. Somehow I don't think Limited Basic is going to be a big factor in Comcast's plans.--
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