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One of these boxes supports 2000 subscribers. If you charged only $50 per head per month for unlimited video and voice over IP a fully subscribed box would generate 50x2000x12 – that $1.2m a year. Even after bandwidth and hosting fees are taken into account you have a great business.
Santa Cruz Networks – full disclaimer, I am the CEO – is currently [through 15 November] offering to finance emerging service providers. What this means in practice is that you pay less than $10k up front and about $5k monthly to become a full communications service provider, offering voice and video over IP to individuals and enterprises. It’s like being the first ISP in your town. Contact Max Montgomery if you want to know more.