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Rural Vermont gets gigabit fiber service, cheaper than Google Fiber

By Jesse
Apr 29, 2013
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  1. Gigabit broadband proponents rejoice; another city in the US is online with gigabit fiber. But it gets even better. Vermont Telephone Co. (VTel) is offering the service to VT residents for only $35/month, half the price of the much lauded...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    Go Vermont!
     
  3. Khanonate

    Khanonate TS Member Posts: 96   +8

    Vermont, here I come!!
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,821   +922

    You know, if you just judge this at face value, you have $94,000,000 in fed money, 1200 miles of cable, and 600 subscribers.

    That's $156.000+ per customer...! @ $35.00 a month. With NO expenses additional incurred in service or maintenance costs, it will be paid off in about 371 years!:eek: That assumes none of the subscribers are cut off for nonpayment.......

    (Yeah, yeah, I know pretty much whatever you're going to say).

    Just remember statistics can be made to say anything you want, and are subject to change without notice....
     
  5. "...that was originally installed in 1890."
    aka, "we have been rolling in the deep while sucking the blood of all the residents for over 100 year!"

    “Google has really given us more encouragement,”
    aka, "if we hadn't started to finally invest back into the company, where's before all we did was leach everyone's hard earned money, Google would have come in at some point and taken over the market with better/faster service."
     
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 634   +60

    I'm loving this gigabit movement everyone is participating in. Before long it'll be the standard! I can't wait.
     
  7. Heihachi1337

    Heihachi1337 TS Rookie Posts: 46   +11

    Bring this to Nevada! Your only competition is AT&T or Charter.
     
  8. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Booster Posts: 269   +29

    I hope we see more municipalities offer such services. You go Vermont!
     


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