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optical Mike
optical Mike
12/4/2012 | 10:40:42 PM
re: Optical Solutions Wires Kansas
I've been hearing of more and more Fiber to the home deployments but the all seem to be at a relatively small scale. When are we going to hear about some large scale deployments?
PhotonGolf
PhotonGolf
12/4/2012 | 10:40:41 PM
re: Optical Solutions Wires Kansas

There's a small group in Palo Alto, CA. About 100 homes. But they were heavily subsidized. But I dream of having the 100M pipe for 70!!

Wonder how these guys will make it pay? Does anyone know any of the numbers?

P
LightMan
LightMan
12/4/2012 | 10:40:41 PM
re: Optical Solutions Wires Kansas
WINfirst was initially trying to do FTTH, but went ch. 11. They had $800M in capital & equipment.
GlassyEyed
GlassyEyed
12/4/2012 | 10:40:39 PM
re: Optical Solutions Wires Kansas
At least these guys are getting somewhere. Haven't heard much from QB or any of the other PON start ups other than AllOptic.
rjmcmahon
rjmcmahon
12/4/2012 | 10:40:35 PM
re: Optical Solutions Wires Kansas
I dream of having the 100M pipe.
______________

You and I share a dream.

PS. I am typing this from an Internet cafe. The long lines during during off peak hours reveal to me that supply is not meeting demand.

Gotta go before Ray Kroc shows up w/his milkshake machine.
LightBeating
LightBeating
12/4/2012 | 10:40:35 PM
re: Optical Solutions Wires Kansas
PhotonGolf,

You gotta start somewhere. A few homes here and there, that's what they call early adopters, then we'll get into the "bowling alley" phase where all the pins start falling on one another (ref. the plenary talk at OFC). That may only be 2-3 years away now. But watch for the avalanche when we get there.

We had twisted pairs for so many years, and DSL can only last for so long, if you have the chance to have it. A fiber will be there forever. That's the real economics of it.

LB
rjmcmahon
rjmcmahon
12/4/2012 | 10:40:34 PM
re: Optical Solutions Wires Kansas
When are we going to hear about some large scale deployments?
_____________

The most obvious place would be Silicon Valley. Sending a few of the their leaders to visit the Tennesse Valley Authority (http://www.tva.gov) may set the bar for a legacy.

PS. How does one measure the ROI on a living legacy?
fiber_r_us
fiber_r_us
12/4/2012 | 10:40:32 PM
re: Optical Solutions Wires Kansas
>With current solutions, FTTH cost is close to
>$1,200/home passed. HFC is closer to $500.

Yes... but I could get 100Mb, 1Gb, or even 10Gb out of the FTTH. What can I get out of the shared HFC solution?
GlassyEyed
GlassyEyed
12/4/2012 | 10:40:32 PM
re: Optical Solutions Wires Kansas
PG -

With current solutions, FTTH cost is close to $1,200/home passed. HFC is closer to $500.
GlassyEyed
GlassyEyed
12/4/2012 | 10:40:31 PM
re: Optical Solutions Wires Kansas
Ernest,

Don't get me wrong. I agree that you will be able to get much more bandwidth using an FTTH solution. And I am with you on the content issue as well. The question was about economics. And when you multiply the extra $500/home times 100,000 homes, it ain't chump change. Add bundled voice services and the cost increases by another 50% due to the CPE costs. With no redundancy built into it.

JMI (Just My Opinion).
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