[UFO Chicago] might be a bit late to tonight's meeting

Jesse Becker jesse_becker at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 11 20:14:03 PST 2007

--- "Neil R. Ormos" <ormos at ripco.com> wrote:

> Unfortunately, AT&T is choosing to run fiber to a
> pedestal, with a copper connection from the
> pedestal to the home.  Verizon, on the other hand,
> is using fiber-to-the-home for their FiOS service.
> I don't know whether Verizon will order enough
> fiber CPE units to get the price down to DSL modem
> range in the short term, but in the long run I
> believe the cost difference between FTTH and
> copper will turn out to be insignificant, and the
> copper approach will ultimately fail to meet
> customer bandwidth requirements.

I've heard 2nd hand that FIOS (out here in DC) is
wonderful, and the price isn't bad.  I can't get it where I
live, otherwise I would (and ditch Comcast, which is the
*ONLY* option for me currently).

Jesse Becker
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