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Saturday, 2 August 2008

Home owned fibre drops

There is a pilot underway in Ottawa installing FTTH to 400 homes. The twist in this one is that the intention is to sell the fibre drops to the end user so they own their own fibre. More details here. What is not mentioned is whether the residents are going to set up a buying co-op or similar to attract the interest of service providers.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Thanks for this very interesting post.
The actual article seems to indicate that the company that will install the fibre will then manage it on behalf of the residents who own it for a fee. So it does not seem to be a co-operative model.
However, it will be interesting to see how it works out.