[internetworkers] Triangle Last-Mile Cooperative
lugmail at cheetah.dynip.com
Wed Jul 25 18:05:40 EDT 2007
To quote the original Absent Minded Professor movie, "and how will this help
More literally, I simply ask (honestly, not sarcastically) if your idea
includes as widespread deployment as would be required to serve me, someone
who lives fairly far away from the urban sprawl.
These are all interesting debates, but for someone like me, it seems largely
a moot point. TWC doesn't serve my area, for example. DSL is available
from Verizon (which I have), but 1.5m down costs around $45/mo (when last I
checked) and may not be available in my area (haven't checked recently).
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> [mailto:internetworkers-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Magnus
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 5:50 PM
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> Subject: [internetworkers] Triangle Last-Mile Cooperative
> So I wanted to take an interesting bit of the HB 1587 debate and spin it
> off to a new, hopefully constructive, thread.
> "If you build it, they will come."
> So how do we establish a true high-speed last mile network in the cities
> and towns of our region? What are the legal hurdles to making
> this happen?
> If a cooperative can deliver 100Mbps (or more) bandwidth to the curb,
> and provide a level playing field for ISP's to peer to, it could be very
> empowering for the consumer and create opportunities for startups in the
> area as well.
> It's an idea I've always been infatuated with, but I really wouldn't
> know where to begin with the concept of running fiber potentially to
> every house in Raleigh (for example) without being a government funded
> project (ewww) or in the back pocket of Time-Warner or one of the other
> utility monopolies in the region.
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