| | Jersey fibred up
R. Mark Clayton wrote:
Various news reports that after seven years' rollout every premise in
Jersey now has fibre broadband.
Contrary to claims by other contributors to this that this would only cost
tuppence, it cost over £40M to reach 45k premises using 3Mm or 4,000 miles
of fibre (reports differ). That's nearly £1,000 per connection! Their
government paid nearly half.
If you actually want gigabit Ethernet, JT will charge you £70pm and even
then usage is capped. Cheaper options are available, but with the speed
throttled and an even lower cap.
Jersey is a small densely populated island, keeping cable runs short.
Extrapolated to the UK, with 30M dwellings and probably 4M business
premises, would give an overall cost of £32Billion. Whilst there would be
some economies from the greater scale, this would be offset by numerous
connections in remoter parts of the country.
Installing universal fibre is only cheaper than copper in Dreamland...
The cost is £16b and benefit is £120b.