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Time running out for telcos to install fibre to the home

News | 09/22/2008 1:55 pm EDT

The big telcos are in a bind: they want to leapfrog the cablecos’ coaxial infrastructure – jumping from twisted copper to fibre, yet can’t afford to lay down a last mile optical network across the country. Meanwhile, competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) are installing fibre and securing significant future revenue. Have the telcos waited to long to act?

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