Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Seattle FTTH on the move

The city of Seattle has been considering FTTH for quite some time, apparently frustrated over the network efforts of Comcast and Qwest (but Verizon may be moving in). Now, the city's CTO Bill Schrier is about to announce the issuance of an RfP by September.
Obviously, this will be a pretty large deployment. The designated $500m sounds a little ambitious for a city of just over half a million, but with a population density of roughly half that of Amsterdam.
Anyway, yet another project to keep our eyes on.

Further, to add another reason why we really need FTTH: 'tele-hearings'. Several Dutch courts have been trialling hearings of witnesses and experts via a video link.

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