Reply to post: Logical consequence of technical progress

Feeling ripped off by your ISP? It's getting cheaper to pipe your packets globally

Christian Berger

Logical consequence of technical progress

I mean optics and routers have a limited lifespan. After 10-20 years maintenance costs will rise, which means you will want to replace them. Also if you want to get rid of your equipment earlier, there's a decent refurbishing market so you can recover a large fraction of your costs.

Plus equipment costs pale in comparison to the wages of the people maintaining them. A network engineer will easily cost you 100k$ a year if you count all costs directly associated with hiring a person.

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