By the middle of 2010, 70,000 homes in Fredericton and Saint John New Brunswick will have the fastest broadband connections in the country thanks to fibre to the home (FTTH) technology.
A few years ago, we vacationed in Bay of Fundy National Park. I enjoyed New Brunswick so much, I tried to convince my wife to move there.
Now I have another reason....
The news online is inconsistent as to the public investment portion of the project. The link above says New Brunswick is contributing $1 million. This story says $13 million. Big difference.
Assuming 70,000 homes, that's a cost of between $871 - $1042 per home. Which means Fiber installation costs may have crossed the cost effective threshold. Please note I'm pulling numbers from a variety of sources, and there are many unknowns I cannot account for. But the numbers are looking good!