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  • Brough Turner

    1. 1. Own the Network A Radical Approach to Internet Connectivity Brough Turner, CTO, NMS Communications
    2. 2. Sweden Hammarbysjostad (Stockholm) 100 Mbps $16/month Courtesy Lars Hedberg, The Swedish Urban Network Association Västerbotten (Northern Sweden)
    3. 3. US comparison…
    4. 4. But what to do? Telephony is not a “natural monopoly” — What about Internet connectivity? Regulation? Competition?
    5. 5. Be careful what you ask for…
    6. 6. Local Right-of-Way is a bottleneck
    7. 7. Using the right of way has issues Photo by Dr. William T. Verts, http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~verts/things/things.html Swedish Urban Network Association
    8. 8. Cables – small ROW requirement http://www.occfiber.com/
    9. 9. Who lights the fiber? <ul><li>Government agency or regulated monopoly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All homes get same speed(s) and are locked to those electronics until the whole neighborhood is upgraded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Homeowner picks ISP to light their fiber </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homeowner selects speeds & services desired </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Own (or control) individual dark fibers <ul><li>Condominium fiber </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Québec’s Villages Branchés program (2002) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>62 school boards participate in commercial dark fiber coops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18,000 km dark fiber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>184 new “non-dominant carriers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 engineering firms; 10 fiber contractors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4,332 buildings connected </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Community Association – Ulmea http://www.bjornerback.com/tomas/mattgrand/
    12. 12. Community Association – Ulmea 1 Gbps middle-km connection http://www.bjornerback.com/tomas/mattgrand/
    13. 13. Municipal dark fiber – Stockholm <ul><ul><li>Stokab AB founded 1994 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fibre to the block – entire metro Stockholm </li></ul></ul>http:// www.stokab.se
    14. 14. Own (or control) individual dark fibers <ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Existing (legacy) laws and regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Vested interests </li></ul><ul><li>Path forward </li></ul><ul><li>Public & business outcry over US global rank </li></ul><ul><li>Success models visible </li></ul>
    15. 15. Thank you ! Brough Turner SVP & CTO, NMS Communications [email_address] http:// blogs.nmss.com /communications/

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