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Re: what will all you who work for private isp's be doing in a few years?
Not pointing any fingers but many of you think these small ISP's are just going to die off instead of adapt. Wireless is becoming a better and more reliable technology that in the future will be able to provide faster service then FTTH. I know of atleast one small ISP in Michigan that went from dial-up to deploying wireless. With WiMAX coming out I think you will see a number of smaller ISPs switching to it as a service. It is also much cheaper to deploy a wireless network. Me personally, I think wireless is the future for residential internet/tv/phone. Ross Hosman Charter Communcations > --- Steve Sobol <sjsobol@JustThe.net> wrote: > > > > Fred Heutte wrote: > > > (1) There will be a market for independent ISPs > as > > long CLECs > > > > I think a more appropriate term would be ALEC > > > > (anti-competitive local exchange carrier) > > > > ...That having been said, the problem with the > small > > guys providing access is > > they can't generally achieve the economies of > scale > > that allow them to compete > > with the big guys. > > > > I'm on a Charter cablemodem, 3mbps down x 256kbps > > up, $39.95/month. Verizon is > > building out FTTH in this area and they're going > to > > be offering 5x2 for $39.95 > > or 10x5 for $49.95, IIRC. Those are all > residential > > prices, but Charter's > > actually pretty competitive on business rates too. > > > > And yes, there are people who value service over > > price, but the price > > differential is only going to get worse. > > > > > > -- > > JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - > http://JustThe.net/ > > - 888.480.4NET (4638) > > Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / > > sjsobol@JustThe.net / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED > > > > "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free" > > --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle" > > > Ross Hosman email@example.com