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Monday, March 22, 2004


California: More information on FTTH studies in Fontana and Moreno Valley

Fontana, California:
I noted (1, 2) last week that the City of Fontana, California had just approved a feasibility study of a municipal FTTH (fiber to the home) network and I questioned the price of the study ($675,000). On Sunday, a more detailed accurate newspaper article reported that this is actually a detailed business plan and technical design; the price makes more sense. Prime contractor Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is partnering with FTTH vendor Alcatel and three other companies on the project.

Moreno Valley, California:
The same article noted briefly that Moreno Valley's feasibility consultant found little local interest in municipal broadband and predicted a FTTH system in Moreno Valley would take 13 to 20 years to break even. That's a very, very long time -- most municipal broadband systems hit break-even in just a few years. I will try to get more information on Moreno Valley's study.


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