Market Studies
ADSL: Copper Turns to Gold
Salvage and Cost of Removal for LEC Investments

Published: March 2000

$895 - Print copy


This report provides a comprehensive review of salvage and cost of removal factors for the local exchange carriers. It analyzes recent salvage trends and issues for computers, circuit switching, and outside plant investments, including nonmetallic cable, poles, and conduit. It provides an identification and assessment of potential changes in salvage and cost of removal factors due to current and future technology trends. Although the future net salvage (FNS) may
be near 0% for most telephone companies, it is still important to determine the correct FNS by account since many of today's prices are cost based for unbounded elements. The report is designed to support LEC regulatory filings, financial decisions, and auditor reviews.


  • Report Description
  • Salvage Overview
  • Account Analyze
  • Conclusions