Monday, July 16, 2012

Google Fiber in Kansas

So Google decided to do 1GB Fiber-to-the-Home in Kansas City. There have been delays, including permitting issues. Yes, even Google has permitting issues.

There is a good read on Google's FTTH project, but I think the way they figure out the costs for homes passed is wrong. The costs to pass a home doesn't change with subscriber penetration.

"A novel new approach to underwriting the costs of next generation broadband - fiber to the home while addressing the challenges of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions and providing new revenue model for service providers. See below for more details."

Google has the same problem in Kansas as you do today in your home town: How do you shake it up to deliver a unique service profitably to your community?

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