As a long range plan, there might be a possibility of getting Corinth onto EC Fiber but this would require:
Since 2008, consumer use of the internet has changed dramatically and fiber speeds of at least 100 MB/s are becoming the norm. Stan indicated that the fiber infrastructure now being laid has the capacity to move into the multiple GB/s range. They are currently offering 400 MB/s up and down. The only way for consumers to get this speed is fiber to the house. Copper can't do it.
I spoke with Stan at EC Fiber and he indicated that in 2008 Corinth was not invited to become a member town due to the existing Topsham Telephone DSL service.
Hello,Thanks for the many interesting responses.
- Town of Corinth to make the request to the governing board of EC Fiber and EC Fiber to accept.
- Lobby the State to lay a trunk in some suitable location(s) along Rt. 25 or Rt. 302 to make it easier for EC Fiber.
- Possibly additional funds from local towns to make it work.
The basic metrics are:
- Fiber costs $30k per mile to string along existing poles.
- 6 subscribers per mile needed by EC Fiber to get the necessary return on investment.
Any idea whether the local communities on this list would support such an initiative?