[Chugalug] CHA Fiber (was EPB announcement)

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Sun Sep 22 16:57:46 UTC 2013


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On 9/22/2013 5:47 AM, David White wrote:
> Anyway, I'm surprised to hear fiber from Knox to here isn't fully 
> developed. It seems to me there should be at least a few businesses
> that would prefer to have a connection through Chattanooga to
> Atlanta than to have to go through Nashville to get to Atlanta.
> 
> Of course we're talking about the speed of light so its probably a
> moot point.

No, it's precisely the point, adding that extra distance adds latency
to the network.

> I do wonder though what dark fuber would cost from here to
> Knoxville. Seems to me Knoxville would be more isolated than us in
> terms of fiber connections to the rest of the country / world given
> our proximity to Atlanta.

At one time, I had more transport options in Knoxville than
Chattanooga, it has been ~5 years since I lit a connection there.  I
had actual choices at the time, I do remember that.

Regards,

dtb
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