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Published on March 16, 2008

Author: Brough

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Fiber access issues as presented at eComm 2008, 13 March 2008.

Own the Network A Radical Approach to Internet Connectivity Brough Turner, CTO, NMS Communications

Sweden 100 Mbps, $16/month Courtesy Lars Hedberg, The Swedish Urban Network Association Hammarbysjostad (Stockholm) Västerbotten (Northern Sweden)

US comparison…

But what to do? Telephony is not a “natural monopoly” — What about Internet connectivity? Regulation? Competition?

Be careful what you ask for…

Local Right-of-Way is a bottleneck

Using the right of way also has issues Photo by Dr. William T. Verts, http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~verts/things/things.html Swedish Urban Network Association

Cable bundles leading to one fiber per home

Who lights the fiber? At least 2 choices! Regulated monopoly lights the fibers All homes get same speed(s) and are locked to those electronics until the whole neighborhood is upgraded Homeowners pick an ISP to light their fiber Homeowner selects the speeds & services desired

Regulated monopoly lights the fibers

All homes get same speed(s) and are locked to those electronics until the whole neighborhood is upgraded

Homeowners pick an ISP to light their fiber

Homeowner selects the speeds & services desired

Own (or Control) Individual Dark Fibers Condominium fiber Québec’s Villages Branchés program (2002) 62 school boards participate in commercial dark fiber coops 18,000 km dark fiber 184 new “non-dominant carriers” 7 engineering firms; 10 fiber contractors 4332 buildings connected

Condominium fiber

Québec’s Villages Branchés program (2002) 62 school boards participate in commercial dark fiber coops

18,000 km dark fiber

184 new “non-dominant carriers”

7 engineering firms; 10 fiber contractors

4332 buildings connected

Community Association – Ulmea http://www.bjornerback.com/tomas/mattgrand/

Community Association – Ulmea 1 Gbps middle-km connection http://www.bjornerback.com/tomas/mattgrand/

Municipal dark fiber – Stockholm Stokab AB founded 1994 Fibre to the block – entire metro Stockholm http:// www.stokab.se

Stokab AB founded 1994

Fibre to the block – entire metro Stockholm

Own (or Control) Individual Dark Fibers Issues Existing (legacy) laws and regulations Vested interests Path forward Public & politicians notice US global rank High tech community has some lobbying clout Success models visible

Issues

Existing (legacy) laws and regulations

Vested interests

Path forward

Public & politicians notice US global rank

High tech community has some lobbying clout

Success models visible

Thank you ! Brough Turner [email_address] http://blogs.nmss.com/communications/

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