14 May 2009

Open access infrastructure for community networks and economic benefits of rural broaband


Fiber to the Home business model

The pilot project has 4 objectives:

(a) To validate a market based solution to network neutrality, rather than using regulation, through the customer owning the last mile;

(b) To validate a private sector funded business model for deployment of fiber to the home designed for low take up rates and in a market already served by incumbent cable and telephone companies;

(c)To validate true facilities based competition by the customer owning the last mile and being able to connect to a service provider of their choice at a central POP; and

(d) To validate a new way to reduce green house gas emissions through "carbon rewards rather than carbon taxes"

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