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Friday, April 25, 2003


FTTH pioneer Grant County PUD's management catching some flak

FTTH pioneer Grant County PUD's management catching some flak
Some Grant County residents are skeptical of the value of the PUD's FTTH (fiber to the home) investment, others support it.

One of the critics compares the investment to Montana Power's failed investment in Touch America; in reality, they're very different investments. Touch America got into trouble by investing in long haul fiber just as many other companies started doing the same thing. The result was a collapse of wholesale long distance telecom prices as a result of overcapacity. In Grant County PUD's case, there are not 10 other companies investing billions to chase the same customer.

Since Granty County PUD's pioneering project, FTTH system costs have dropped substantially.

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