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Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

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reply to Nightfall

Re: Just a drop in the bucket

Please show me a comparison to the cost of when they originally ran copper to a place back several decades ago in today's dollars compared to what it cost to lay fiber today.

Regardless how that turns out, fiber is much more robust in that it is not nearly affected by the elements as copper and it has a lot more capabilities than copper.


Bengie25

join:2010-04-22
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Average cost for cable per house passed is around $1600 and fiber is about $1800. But you need to upgrade the cable network every few years and lots of maintenance.


Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

That is now. I am talking about back 60-100 years ago when they were deploying it to begin with.

In today's dollars, I would be willing to bet it is still about the same if not less.