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LA Times: Let's bring dark fiber networks to light

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:01 -- Eva Prkachin

It sounds sinister, but is secretly awesome.

Article by David Lazarus for the LA Times

The problem with cutting the pay-TV cord is that you still need a high-speed Internet connection. No surprise, then, that the big telecom companies are jacking up fees for broadband access.

But I have two words that should worry the likes of Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Verizon Communications.

Dark fiber.

What's that? It's all the unused fiber-optic lines out there just waiting to be leased by go-getting entrepreneurs so they can light up boutique broadband systems and compete with the big boys.