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DanD7
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join:2009-07-17
Needham, MA
reply to alancats

Re: I had that problem too

quote:
Verizon spent $23 billion building their fiber network and running it to the home.

Believe it or not, RCN actually pioneered this, back in the late'90s. But, the costs were way, way more substantial then than now to run the fiber, etc. So RCN never moved forward with the plans of having fiber run directly to the house.

However, in many neighborhoods (mine included), there is actually RCN fiber running through neighborhoods -- just not directly to the homes.

chgo_man99

join:2010-01-01
San Jose, CA

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said by DanD7:

quote:
Verizon spent $23 billion building their fiber network and running it to the home.

Believe it or not, RCN actually pioneered this, back in the late'90s.

All cable providers use HFC (Hybrid Fiber Copper) in most areas, otherwise they would never be able to offer VOD and cable modem services would still use the telephone line (dial-up) or DSL for upstream data.
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