Raj Reddy

From: peter.steenkiste@N2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU

Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 1997 8:00 PM

To: rr+@cs.cmu.edu

Subject: cost of installing fiber


These are some numbers I have from TCG. These are higher than the $10K/mile we have discussed earlier:

Installing fiber on existing poles (aerial): $15-20K/mile

Installing fiber in existing conduits: $30-40K/mile

(this is probably high, i.e. unionized, a lot of work at night,



Cost of installing new conduit: $25/foot (> $100K/mile!)

(this is assuming good conditions)