[LINK] lowcost, vfast broadband
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Apr 20 07:57:51 AEST 2009
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> maybe there's hope for us yet!
> lpress writes "Symmetric, 100 Mbps service in Stockholm costs
> $11/month. Conditions in every city are different, but part of the
> explanation for the low cost is that the city owns a municipal fiber
> network reaching every block. They lease network access to anyone who
> would like to offer service. The ISPs, including incumbent telephone
> and cable companies, compete on an equal footing."
Stockholm population density: 4,052 persons per sq km
Sydney: 353 persons per square km.
(Spreadsheet download for Sydney statistical division).
Only part of the price difference is the ownership model. For every km the
Stockholm network passes, it reaches (on average) more than ten times as many
> Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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