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Broadband Deployment Chartmaker

  Broadband to Schools Chartmaker
 

 

   

This device displays charts generated from the first publicly available nationwide data on fiber deployment. Simple charts show the monthly cost of broadband deployment per customer for various markets and deployment periods. The chartmaker also allows the comparison of monthly revenues per customer with the cost of broadband deployment.

The chartmaker provides settings which allow you to ask:

  • Where is it deployed?

  • How soon do you want it?

  • What are the markets? (Urban/Rural/National and Business/Residential/National)

  • Do you want just the fiber infrastructure or the ability to get broadband services?

  • Do you want to compare broadband with the telephone line?

The broadband architecture includes Passive Optical Networks (PONs) and Synchronous Optical Network (SONET).  An accompanying paper provides an overview of the model's basic design, including definitions, assumptions, and caveats (see Overview of the New Technology Deployment Model: Broadband with Associated Depreciation and Overheads).

 

This device displays charts generated from the first publicly available nationwide data on fiber deployment to the nation's schools. Simple charts show the cost of providing broadband services to public school classrooms under several scenarios. The chartmaker allows comparisons among local telephone company network investment, school investment, and annual school software expense and Internet access costs.

  

The chartmaker provides settings which allow you to ask:

  • What is the investment?

  • How many computers per classroom? by Student?

  • How many computers per classroom? by Network/Computer?

  • How fast is fiber deployed?

Broadband is defined as technology that supports multiplexed data rates in excess of 45 mbps (megabits per second).  An accompanying paper provides an overview of the model's basic design, including definitions, assumptions, and caveats (see Schools in Cyberspace: The Cost of Providing Broadband Services to Public Schools and Press Release for Schools Chartmaker).

 

 

 

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