RE: FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

From: Frank Bulk - iName.com (no email)
Date: Thu Aug 27 2009 - 21:35:57 EDT

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    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.

    Frank

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Sean Donelan [mailto:]
    Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:53 PM
    To:
    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
    implies
    > 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
    of
    > DNSSEC, multicast, and IPv6. As in, use the stimulus money to propel a
    leap
    > 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?


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