said by LazMan:
$400 install to off-net buildings? Unless you're signing people up for 15 year contracts, that's insane...
Construction costs are a minimum of a couple grand, and can be 10x that easily...
You gotta pull back the curtain a little further here... There has to be more conditions and/or costs involved.
Just doing an aerial drop from a pole to a customer building with an existing FOSC costs us around $1200 by the time splicing, etc. is done. If you have to cut in a new FOSC, or you have to trench to the communications conduit, or bore under a road, it just gets worse from there.
If I have to do any major construction to get to a customer, I'll typically assess the situation, and see if it opens up any other opportunities, and might eat some of the costs - but when it comes to building a lateral in to a customer's prem, that's a different story.--
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