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Mississauga, ON

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reply to mlerner

Re: could someone explain this situation here?

Plus if everyone went fibre, multiple providers all paying for the same infrastructure. Much cheaper in the long run.

It sure does. Revenue coming in isn't higher in general but the overhead cost is fractional so the consumer price is lower and the choices are much greater. In a wholesale owned infrastructure it becomes much easier to retrofit and future proof. The other services such as hot and cold water (district heating is suddenly possible) , heat, electricity, gas, wireless, etc are all part of the system. The aesthetics can be a whole lot better. Make it low or non profit with the tax revenue as the cream that incentivises Public Corp to do it right while making all the bits cheaper to the consumer.

A case study I looked at added FTH to the whole city and burbs for half the build cost that we can do. And this was done in a country with high wage and real estate costs. Plus several service providers were available on day one. More choice, higher performance, lower cost. That's the theory.

A pipe dream for us but is what I would plan for down the road.