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Wednesday, June 25, 2003


Fiber cable and cable installation prices going back up?

Fiber cable and cable installation prices going back up?

Fiber cable prices have been depressed below many manufacturers' costs since last fall. Likewise, the cost to install fiber cable has also been depressed.

At Fiber Planners, we've recently seen a sharp rebound in several quoted prices for outside fiber cable installation. We've also seen fiber cable delivery lead-times going back out to 6 to 8 weeks.

Our opinion and advice: the fire sale is just about over and fiber cable prices are about to go back to a more-sustainable (if still depressed) level. We have started recommending our clients order cable now rather than waiting a few more months.


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