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  • From: Bjorn Peeters <bjorn AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Ferorum FTTH/FTTP Broadband
  • Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:47:10 +0200

i would go with neither genius or nutter, but over enthousiast.

MAJOR pain points:

=> You don't want to be overpriced, yet tend to have best customer service AND fastest network?
have you done ANY kind of price planning?
basically you want the fastest, best, most reliable network for a price people can afford,
while maintaining best customer service.
financially this seems to be impossible (permits, employees, sip trunks, maintenance, backbone, uplinks, hardware, fiber, construction)

=> you state "no domestic espionage" ... define that?
because afaik both US and EU have regulations that require any ISP to keep logs of traffic,
which would mean you either lie or break a law.

=> everything you include and bundle, wth?

the idea is GREAT, but the legal/financial/practical/marketing needs will be impossible to meet.
even if just in texas, i can't see you ever getting a decent company out of the ground with all these items available at startup.
where are you getting 12.000 tv channels? (who needs that many btw)
how do you figure a quadrupple play offer with an entire private network is gonna work out, financially?

i'm loving the idea - trying to make the internet more open, but i would really like to see a financial picture attached,
stating it is POSSIBLE to do even just a break-even with this (and prices/requirements/investments etc)

On 04/12/2013 08:36 PM, Guillaume Parent wrote:
(If that wasn't clear already, I mean excluding what you already mentioned, friends and family)

On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM, Guillaume Parent <gparent AT> wrote:
If I understand correctly, we're your first pitch? No investors, clients or otherwise, are currently involved?

On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Peter Green <peter AT> wrote:
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I think it sounds so unrealistic you're either a genius yet to be, or a nutter! ;-)


"Alex M (Coyo)" <coyo AT> wrote:

>What do you guys think about this? Feedback appreciated!
>Full Text is here:
>TL;DR version:
>"How does 20-600 gigabit full-duplex (synchronous) FTTH/FTTP broadband
>Internet sound to you?"
>"The domestic phone and cable companies suck, and need to be boycotted
>to the point of bankruptcy."
>"Ferorum seeks to [...] offer ridiculously overkill broadband Internet
>services to residential subscribers...."
>"Ferorum is a charitable half customer-owned, half worker-owned
>not-for-profit cooperative corporation."
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