North Tonawanda, NY
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reply to jamesonnorth
Re: I just want Fiber True. The funny thing is there is a lot of Fiber in this area that is unlit that could be utilized to bring Fiber to a ton of homes. What is lit is mainly going to schools who don't quite use their connection to it's capabilities, connecting up Central Offices, Cable nodes, Remote Terminals/DSLAMs or Cell phone towers to the network.
Out where I am there's a gap where the only person who has Fiber nearby is Time Warner. Everyone else has to run a cable at least a mile along a very busy road and then trench it underground. Copper service can be delivered however they would have to pull the line from the Litespan which probably wouldn't be a good idea to put a T3 on and haul it several cable miles back to the CO or figure out another solution such as Wireless that will give low latency T3 speeds.
I know at work, they paid a fortune to get a boatload of fiber installed where none was available. Fiber cable had to be extended a mile for some providers and it went into some pretty big numbers to do that. The bandwidth is dirt cheap per month once you're talking lots of Gigabits per second.
I suppose though if my neighborhood decides to get tired of Time Warner and the DSL network goes away it certainly wouldn't be a bad idea to get some big bandwidth coming in and build up a neighborhood ISP.
Zayo Bandwidth installed a dark fiber line along a US highway not 5 miles from me. My family wants to move (old house in need of too many repairs) and I'd be more than willing to convince them to relocate just down the road if Zayo didn't want around $150/month for 100mbit. Even that is a bit much, though they don't mind if I resell the bandwidth. I'm sure I could sell a few neighbors 30mbit connections at the same price Frontier charges for 6mbit. They'd be thrilled!
It all annoys me a bit. There is SO MUCH FIBER in our country from the 1990s and so little of it is lit. If ISPs had real incentive to expand fiber, VDSL, and other 20+mbps connections to consumers, this country wouldn't be so far behind.
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