CABA Information Series
IS-2003-37: Creative Ways to Build Broadband Networks And Underground Power Cables Through Strategic Partnerships Among Utilities
This paper, submitted by Dr. Jeyapalan & Associates, LLC advocates inserting fiber optic cables into existing water and sewer pipes to reach customers and avoid pole-mounted wiring. He proposes that the U.S. Federal Government pay for such projects to stimulate broadband service deployment. The fiber network could be used to monitor the performance of power distribution grids.