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reply to THZNDUP
Re: [Connectivity] "not servicable" despite trunk line
said by THZNDUP:That $3k Comcast cost is per home passed, not per customer which is what the links I posted had stats for.
Looks like the $3K/HP isn't too far out of reason, just that Comcast seems to think it should be half that to meet their financial requirements and rate of return.
Getting a good metric for a new build with subscriber estimates versus established systems and proven cash flow can get........interesting.
That $3k also doesn't cover the install from the plant to the TV/PC/phone for homes that actually want some service. Looking at Google maps sat view I can see most of those homes are set WAY back and will take extra work to hook up.
If it's important, back it up... twice. Even 99.999% availability isn't enough sometimes.
THZNDUPDeorum Offensa Diis CuraePremium
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:
Right back up in the $3K-$4K market.
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.
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.
one should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything
BTW - it looks like Comcast's proposal did not get a good reception from Chappaquiddick's residents:
Comcast turns off Chappy residents with offer of cable service
By Steve Myrick, The Martha's Vineyard Times - September 19, 2012
Editorial : Comcast prices Chappy service, but does it really want to deal
The Martha's Vineyard Times - September 19, 2012
But, there is a wireless internet service available on the island provided by a resident and local businessman:
Wireless Internet has a home on Chappaquiddick
By Tony Omer, The Martha's Vineyard Times - September 19, 2012