From: Frank Bulk - iName.com (no email)
Date: Thu Aug 27 2009 - 21:35:57 EDT
Estimates to bring FTTH to all of America is in the $100 to $300B range.
So yes, the $7.2B is a drop in the bucket.
From: Sean Donelan [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband
On Wed, 26 Aug 2009, Fred Baker wrote:
> If it's about stimulus money, I'm in favor of saying that broadband
> fiber to the home. That would provide all sorts of stimuli to the economy
> infrastructure, equipment sales, jobs digging ditches, and so on. I could
> pretty quickly argue myself into suggesting special favors for deployment
> DNSSEC, multicast, and IPv6. As in, use the stimulus money to propel a
> forward, not just waste it.
Broadband stimulus money = $7,200,000,000
Housing units in USA (2000) = 115,904,641
Stimulus money per housing unit = $62.12 one-time
What definition of "broadband" can you achieve for that amount of money?
Or for rural housing units (2000) = 25,938,698
Stimulus money per rural housing unit = $277.58 one-time
What definition of "broadband" can you achieve for that amount of money
in a rural build-out?
How much will fiber to the home cost in a rural area?