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Re: So why don't US citizens get this?
I think it is simply the matter of ROI - Return on Investment - issue. I'm still living in the area without city water, and when there is power outage, I don't have water at all since my water pump still needs electricity. But some rural area has FTTH because of government funding RUS (http://www.usda.gov/rus/) project. And most of urban area, people are still happy with cable modem service. People in Japan and South Korea are more of tendency to become early-adapters. So when they have new products, they wants to try it by majority. But in U.S., we are still cost oriented, and if we don't need it, we don't buy it. ^^ That's my 2 cents. Hyun Tom Vest wrote: > Sort of makes one wonder how the US came to have ubiquitous roads, or > power, or water distribution... > > TV > > On Jul 28, 2008, at 1:06 PM, Jorge Amodio wrote: > >> Lets put aside for a moment the conspiracy theories of government >> intervention and >> the telcos evil doing, IMHO there is a simple reason why I don't have >> fiber >> going >> to my house: geography & economics. >> >> Japan: >> - area = 377,873 Km^2 >> - density = 337/Km^2 >> - pop = 127.5 mill >> >> USA:: >> - area = 9,826,630 Km^2 >> - density = 31/Km^2 >> - pop = 304.7 mill >> >> I belive there are just few major cities in the US that have a >> comparable or >> higher >> concentration of people like other large cities around the world. >> >> I'd bet that if you deploy fiber in a given radious in a suburban >> area in >> Japan you >> may reach hundreds or thousands of potential customers, do the same a >> little >> bit >> north from where I live and you will reach a dozen guys, 50 cows and a >> couple of >> hundred chickens. >> >> The US is so spread out that anything to do with transportation, being >> people, >> packages, or ip packets becomes quite costly. >> >> Still I beleve is interesting to analyze why the US is lagging behind on >> high speed >> services. >> >> My .02 > > > >