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Network buildout and expansion costs are moderate

While there are plenty of usually undocumented, or poorly documented, claims about the high costs of deploying broadband networks, they are mostly very questionable. For an example of what appears a much more realistic estimate, showing what an existing and successful British facilities-based ISP expects, see Carphone Warehouse projections and estimates. As long as traffic growth stays in the range of 50% per year or so, there does not seem to be any need for major increase in investment.