Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Thu Apr 9 17:05:41 AEST 2009

On 09/04/2009, at 3:29 PM, steve jenkin wrote:

> Some info not yet on this thread.
> The bit I really don't understand is the estimated cost/household  
> (or is
> that dwelling?)
> $43B / 7.8M houses = $5,500/house... Which seems *very* high.
> If it were $1,500/house, the economics would be appealing.

What about businesses? Hospitals? Schools? Shacks? Clubhouses?  
Government offices?

The term 'dwelling' is rather limiting in this context (it generally  
only means 'occupied private dwelling' in the census), but I can  
imagine easily the desire for multiple cables to large establishments.

Also, even discounting these possibilities, and reverting to the  
narrow focus of 'dwellings', if the equipment were to last 10 years  
(which is quite reasonable), then the cost is $550 per household.


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