|reply to ConstantineM |
Re: why are they still investing in old copper instead of fibre?
said by ConstantineM:Frontier is simply charging their retail labor price to the govt. An ILEC craftsman/blue collar is $120 per hour, you need 2 in each truck. Even assuming $30 per hour cash pay, and $30 in payroll taxes and benefits, thats only $60 per hour. The other $60 are Frontier's dividends. Engineering is $200 per hour. The phone and cable networks were never built over the 20th century using the "retail" price of labor, they were built using in the internal price.
A 775$ subsidy per line for DSL?
Whereas the whole cost of an aerial fibre network is 500$ per house?
Yes, sounds like a good way to spend the federal money! When will these people finally put a stop on wasteful spending, and will approve of plans that actually benefit the consumers and the taxpayers?