abandon cable & the price of copper

this might be a revenue stream ...


Perhaps this paper from this month’s Review of Network Economics (http://www.rnejournal.com/articles/bernstein_et_al_RNE_sep_2007.pdf) on the irreversibility of telecoms investments isn’t as clear as we thought.

FYI, McLeod USA is currently experiencing a voice outage
on the majority of their VOIP platform, including the DYIA
Dynamic Internet Access hybrid voice/data platform. There
is no ETR.

As I recall, it's also a big source of outages in Vietnam (I think?); soldiers are allowed to haul up 'old' copper cable from the sea and sell it. Of course, telling if something's copper or fibre or dead or alive can be kinda hard for a guy on a fishing boat with a hook.