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Re: [EFM] EFM Requirements

On Mon, 20 Aug 2001 09:32:44 -0400  Sherman Ackley wrote:
> This discussion about fiber to the home or to the curb is an interesting
> diversion, but is not what the work group should be focusing on.
> The focus should be on Ethernet over existing telephone company copper
> wires.  That is what we, the service providers, want to buy.


	As a rural CLEC I disagree with you.  I think that EFM over
fiber is at least as important as EFM over copper.  I think it is
short-sighted to only concentrate on the legacy network.
Realistically, all your constituents have to deploy an all fiber
network over the next period.  Otherwise, competitors will do it for