reply to ilianame
Re: [BC] Shaw is a rip-off
said by ilianame:ROFL
OFC before that's possible, the last mile needs to be taken back,
the content provider's geo-loction restrictions would have to be demolished, and on top of that - the most important thing:
CONSUMER'S HAVE TO BECOME AWARE OF THE REAL NEGLIGIBLE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE SERVICES.
I find it funny how much people hugely underestimate FTTH deployment costs. It isn't in the hundreds of millions folks, it's literally f**king billions of dollars for Alberta and BC alone. Neither Shaw or TELUS is going to undertake such a thing; at least without significant cash infusion from the government.
$4k per household
Telus Forum: "http://www.dslreports.com/forum/telus"
They need your help, we actually have Shaw reps here
reply to TierX
There was one research company in the US that said it would be around $140 billion to get every house in the US on fiber.
Probably about the same here because people are spread a little further apart and there is much more land to cover, but less homes.
I'll find the study when I get back from dinner, blah, for the people who care, they can Google it.
Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.
reply to ilianameIt's actually about 1/2 that now, for each home past, and another $1k per home connected. Still silly expensive though.