[SATLUG] Re: SATLUG Digest, Vol 53, Issue 13

Marc Ripley misteratomic at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 11:15:16 CDT 2008

If I remember correctly, they nicknamed this "Dark Fiber"  Essentially
unused infrastructure.


On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 1:50 PM,  <satlug-request at satlug.org> wrote:
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> Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 03:42:20 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Borries Demeler <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] OT-Time Warner Download Cap
> To: satlug at satlug.org
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> There is another take on this: Instead of limiting bandwidth, we should
> increase it to accommodate this need. Years ago I remember there was a
> lot of investment in laying fiber which was orders of magnitude faster
> than copper. A lot of it lay unused and extra capacity was available.
> Now you can get 10 gbps switches and technology is advancing, my
> suggestion would be that we should be investing to advance it faster. This
> doesn't really address the economic issue, but I wouldn't leave it up
> to the private sector alone. Bandwidth use will further increase, and
> we better not depend only on Time Warner to make it available broadly.
> -b.

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