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Inssomniak
The Glitch
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join:2005-04-06
Cayuga, ON
kudos:2
reply to jcremin

Re: Homebrew DSL

said by jcremin:

said by Semaphore:

In my area of Ontario Latch fee's (pole fees) are stupid. Up to 43 per month per pole

I just approached one of the local power companies that serves the villages in my area and was amazed at the price they quoted for pole fees. $1.88/pole/YEAR. I am now planning some fiber deployments because it would be just plain stupid for me not to do it at that price.

Nice.. It would a 1.88 per hour here.
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jcremin

join:2009-12-22
Siren, WI
kudos:2
reply to prairiesky

said by prairiesky:

Joe, your message is still lingering, will get back to you asap, might give you a call instead.

No problem. I've been out of the office this whole week on a rare opportunity to take a vacation. I'm going to tour another community fiber network in a week or so to see what they've done to build their system. They're also doing CATV over it, so it will be interesting to see the backend of that system.

ctech99

join:2010-02-16

Wow thats perfect, and now that you have a cheap lead on poles. Lucky. I was told down here they are $30/pole/year.

Is that community you are looking at local? Take me along!!! ;P


jcremin

join:2009-12-22
Siren, WI
kudos:2

said by ctech99:

Wow thats perfect, and now that you have a cheap lead on poles. Lucky. I was told down here they are $30/pole/year.

Yeah, it just happens to be the rate they set like 30 years ago when the CATV providers wanted to use the poles, and they said it wouldn't be fair to charge us more than they were charging someone else. They admitted they should probably revisit them someday, but that the increase probably wouldn't be significant. Heck, even if they raised the rates to double or triple, I would still view it as very reasonable.

said by ctech99:

Is that community you are looking at local? Take me along!!! ;P

It's Crosslake Communications in Crosslake, MN. They have been very open to talking about their project and were more than willing to give me a tour and show me what they have done, and what they wish they would have done differently. The only thing better than learning from your own mistakes is learning from someone else's.

djweis

join:2006-04-02
West Des Moines, IA
reply to voxframe

This is possible in the US. We're one of a handful of companies that have. I learned how to do it from these guys: »www.rric.net/



Semaphore
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join:2003-11-18
101010
kudos:1
reply to jcremin

said by jcremin:

said by ctech99:

... and they said it wouldn't be fair to charge us more than they were charging someone else...

ROFL. Fair ? What a concept

Around here, not being one of 'the three' means they gouge, screw, rape and pillage you for all they can... and of course the gov. funds them up the ass but a competitor gets nuthin because they aren't 'big enough' ... Oh how I dream of even a near to fair market