Skip to Content.
Sympa Menu

discuss - Re: [opennic-discuss] Ferorum FTTH/FTTP Broadband

discuss AT

Subject: Discuss mailing list

List archive

Re: [opennic-discuss] Ferorum FTTH/FTTP Broadband

Chronological Thread 
  • From: Bjorn Peeters <bjorn AT>
  • To: discuss AT
  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Ferorum FTTH/FTTP Broadband
  • Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 07:39:53 +0200

I will be keeping a -much interested- eye on this to see where it ends up :)
The technical side, i'm not doubting.
The financial side, if you've got - or can get - a shitload of money and build up the services slowly enough,
and can market it as a real company and not a "will fail within the first year" company (seen enough come and go),
then i would indeed assume it can be done.

But the commercial world is almost like a warzone, and there will be more than enough who'd rather not see this happen...
And again, though a law may be unjust it doesn't mean they won't shoot you down for not obeying by it.
(Though, i assume you *could* get around current implementations of these laws, it again will cost you a shitload)

And last but least, i'm not sure how it is over there in texas, but over here you'd have a seriously hard time getting the fiber in the ground,
with all the required permits and time until approval etc.

Still, someone with the money, know-how, and who doesnt like the current system, could probably pull it off.
Which is why, how unlikely it is, i'd still be very much interested to see this come to life.
And, ofcourse, Opennic would be used as the defacto dns i suppose? :)

To finish off, i'll give you a pricetag for belgium's mobile market operators:

2g license: 31 million,
3g license: 140 million
4g license: (one 45mhz block) 22 million
199 million euro LICENSING cost - i.e.: "now you are allowed to start requesting antennas and building permits".

On 04/13/2013 02:55 AM, Alex M (Coyo) wrote:

I am in the process of conducting more detailed and extensive feasibility studies, and am contacting sales representatives for the cross-connection contracts, peering agreements, transit SLAs, real estate purchases, easement and right-of-way contracts with the state of Texas in order to get a clearer idea of precisely how much this is going to cost me, and how I might meet or exceed these capital expenditures.

I'm deadly confident it can be done, but I guess we'll see? :D

Archive powered by MHonArc 2.6.19.

Top of Page