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1 Poor Mans Fiber Network By: Chuck Hogg Shelby Broadband Welcome to FISPALIVE Nashville 2014

2 FISPALIVE Introduction Chuck Hogg President, Shelby Broadband WISPA President and Board Member An ISP since April 2006 Largest WISP in Kentucky, covering from Southern Indiana to east of Lexington with over 140 sites serving customers

3 FISPALIVE How did we figure it out? –Attended nearly every fiber session I could at tradeshows –Visited other ISPs that we felt were leaders in our industry Jason Hunt, Hunt Brothers Telecom Chuck McCown, Wireless Beehive/Beehive Broadband –Reviewed multiple locations in our existing service area and began planning –Became a CLEC (right of ways) –FOA Handbook –School of Hard Knocks, we did 3.1 miles over a couple months on the first project; we just finished 2 miles in 2 weeks on our last project

4 FISPALIVE Supporting Equipment –2 Forklifts ($13k) –Air Compressor ($5k) –2 Missiles ($2k) –Cabinets ($6k) –Fitel Fusion Splicer ($6k) –Corning Ribbon Fusion Splicer ($4k) –Condux Fiber Blower/Pusher ($7k) –Double Reel Trailer ($1,250) –Ditch With JT922 ($60k) –Ditch Witch 4010 ($4k) –Splicing Trailer ($13k)

5 FISPALIVE ShelbyBB FTTH Project Our First Deployment –18k feet –72 lots with 54+ Homes

6 FISPALIVE ShelbyBB FTTH Project –Vaults (17 at $170ea, $2,890) –3M Splice Cases on eBay (30 at $25ea, $750) –8k 6 Strand Drop Cable for service drops ($1,600) –40k 1-1/4 SDR HDPE Conduit ($12,800) –11k Armored 72 Strand Ribbon ($6,930) –6k Armored 96 Strand Ribbon ($4,290) –1.5k Armored 24 Strand Ribbon ($660) –10k Toneable Flat Drop 4 Strand ($1,190) –And many other small accessories and items

7 FISPALIVE ShelbyBB FTTH Project –Total cost including labor to install single 1- 1/4 duct $6,000 per mile –Total cost with installation of the fiber $5,800 per mile –Ground Remediation Costs $1,200 per mile –Utility damage costs $500 per mile –Vault installation $1,000 per mile

8 FISPALIVE ShelbyBB FTTH Project –Fiber splicing and preparation $1000 per mile –Project management and planning $1,000 per mile –Miscellaneous costs $1,000 per mile –Total cost per mile estimated at $17,600 per mile –No costs were included for machines or maintenance, but we did include diesel –In this project, we had approximately $5,000 in repairs due to bad/old equipment, but newer equipment had $800 in repairs.

9 FISPALIVE ShelbyBB FTTH Project –Served by High Capacity 24GHz AirFiber (750Mbit Full Duplex) 2 miles from our facility –Actual cost of infrastructure $58k –Planet Technology Metro-E Switch $800 –RouterBoard 2011 for CPE $100 –Average cost of install $500 –Installation revenue $300 –Expected yearly net revenue of $22k –Break-even point approximately 3-4 years

10 FISPALIVE ShelbyBB FTTH Project The 1 st with Fiber WINS!

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