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Comment Re:Small ISPs not entirely blameless... (Score 1) 120

Aside from the fact that widescale DSLAM deployment is prohibitively expensive, Bell will only let you colocate in the CO. Customers in remote areas who are too far from the CO can't be serviced by them. Even some relatively dense suburban neighbourhoods (such as mine) are too far from the CO to get a decent sync speed.

Bell works around these issues by using remotes, but they won't allow third party ISPs to put their own DSLAMs in them. And even if building your own remotes wasn't such a ridiculous idea, Bell probably wouldn't let you plug it into their copper.

So installing your own DSLAMs is really only practical in dense urban neighbourhoods. For everyone else it'll just result in slower speeds, or possibly even no service at all.

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