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Subject: Re: Heads up on Google Fiber Date: 11/24/2012 1:03 PM
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Interesting... But maybe the same as Verizon's Fios system, available in some areas...

Fiber to the curb was a big push back in the '90s out here in Pacific Bell's area... I was sill working for what became Lucent at the time, our warehouse in Rocklin, CA was expanded, the outside storage of acres of monster reels, NG generators to be under the sidewalks, all sorts of support materials, we had managers set up to coordinate the project, it was looking great! Then they discovered the estimates for trenching were way low, so recalculate it all over again... Then the trenching, each and every little town, or city wanted, needed tons of studies, permits, and that process in the end killed it.. You can't just go do it, every group has a finger in there, and it bogged down... A few areas in SoCal made it happen, maybe some new subdivisions, but to do it on any massive scale is near impossible.. In the end complete collapse, I've no idea what happened to the tons of materials, a big loss in dollars, hopes for the future..

nother program did go in for the then PacBell, Pronto, that brought fiber out from the central office to remote hubs for distribution of broadband services, I wouldn't have even DSL without that as I'm over 4 miles from our CO... The remote hub is only a few blocks away... more better!

Fiber to the curb is a nice dream, I hope Google, actually anyone, can make it happen... Beats copper me several orders...

weco
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