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robertg1234

join:2004-04-19
Palo Alto, CA

For Dane: Forbes says FTTH is unrecoverable investment.

Dane, Karl linked today a Forbes contributed piece about how Google, and essentially all FTTH builds are unrecoverable investments, namely too expensive to build. Now, their source obviously has ulterior motives (he's the CEO of ASSIA, a DSL next-gen company), but his analysis says Google has to invest billions, and still wont break even. They even have a quote in which FiOS is losing money to the tune of $700 per customer.

So, if they are such unrecoverable investments, what are *you* doing that is proving them wrong? Is this just the typical CYA attitude that CableCo's and Telco's are trotting out?

»www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/···billion/



DaneJasper
Sonic.Net
Premium,VIP
join:2001-08-20
Santa Rosa, CA
kudos:9

The costs of building FTTH have decreased, and are not at the $2500-$6000 levels quoted in this article.

-Dane


robertg1234

join:2004-04-19
Palo Alto, CA

This is what I suspected, and that it's typical PR/Lemming(s) prose.


brycenesbitt

join:2000-10-27
Berkeley, CA
reply to robertg1234

I'd certainly be happy with FTTN (Fiber to the Neighborhood). Cut the distance to the central office, and copper wires are just fine. Or inline ADSL boosters....