Originally Posted by parityboy
Can't be bothered to read through 7 pages, but I'm wondering...if Google used a model similar to OpenReach here in the UK, where the pure fibre (FTTH/FTTP) and hybrid fibre/copper (FTT-Cabinet) serves as a platform for other ISPs to use, Google wouldn't have to spend money on customer services.
They would simply talk to their client ISPs to arrange installations into people's homes, handle repairs and pass the costs onto the client ISPs. To me that would lower their costs by a fair whack.
Laying fiber in the UK isn't exactly the statistical nightmare it is in the US.
Your issue isn't one of use, it's a much more complicated issue of Unions, state vs. state laws in regards to workers...It becomes a giant mess.
Kansas was chosen for multiple reasons and above and beyond everything else, Kansas actually has some of the cheapest road labor, available.
So ultimately, Kansas is the cheapest...Think of what NYC would cost...Connecticut...California...
You're not talking about running wires on a pole because that's not how you run GB lines, you're talking about tearing up roads, etc to "lay pipe"...