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Old July 11th 03, 07:36 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
was gio, now vinnieza
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how do they calculate how much it'll cost to get broadband on an exchange
because exchanges are all the same size and all cover 5.5km wiring. So why
dose it cost different prices?
thanx


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Old July 11th 03, 09:28 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"was gio, now vinnieza" wrote in message
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how do they calculate how much it'll cost to get broadband on an exchange
because exchanges are all the same size and all cover 5.5km wiring. So why
dose it cost different prices?
thanx


Exchanges aren't all the same size...(or am I wrong?) some supply a low
number of people, some larger. Larger exchanges may cost more to ADSL
enable, but may also result in more people using it - which would reduce the
per-head cost. Alternatively, a smaller exchange may be converted to ADSL
cheaper than a larger exchange, but due to less people using it, the
per-head cost may actually be higher than for a larger exchange...

Alternatively - if an exchange is a set size (ie. X,000 line), and costs the
same to ADSL enable, you may find that the rural exchanges would have a
greater proportion of people more than 5.5km away from the exchange, so you
have a lower %age of people who can use ADSL, and therefore the per-head
cost is higher than an urban exchange.

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Old July 14th 03, 02:22 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham in Melton
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And don't forget geodemographic modelling - BT spend a lot of money on
analysis of the Acorn groupings in various areas of the country to determine
likely take up, so even if all were equal in terms of exchange size,
backhaul costs, exchange upgrades, they would be analysing the options to
see which is the better financially.

Been there, seen that done by a previous employer on behalf of BT


On 11/7/03 11:11 am, in article ,
"Phil Smith" wrote:


"was gio, now vinnieza" wrote in message
...
how do they calculate how much it'll cost to get broadband on an exchange
because exchanges are all the same size and all cover 5.5km wiring. So why
dose it cost different prices?
thanx


Exchanges aren't all the same size...(or am I wrong?) some supply a low
number of people, some larger. Larger exchanges may cost more to ADSL
enable, but may also result in more people using it - which would reduce the
per-head cost. Alternatively, a smaller exchange may be converted to ADSL
cheaper than a larger exchange, but due to less people using it, the
per-head cost may actually be higher than for a larger exchange...

Alternatively - if an exchange is a set size (ie. X,000 line), and costs the
same to ADSL enable, you may find that the rural exchanges would have a
greater proportion of people more than 5.5km away from the exchange, so you
have a lower %age of people who can use ADSL, and therefore the per-head
cost is higher than an urban exchange.


Also a major cost of ADSL is the link from the exchange to the data
network. THat varies in cost dependant on the availability of fibre,
distance from the exchange to a network node etc. Locally two
exchanges have had levels of 500 and 150 set, I would suspect the
difference is mainly in that one has spare fibre and the other needs a
new length run in.


Phil Smith, sometimes G8JSL



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