Ray,
Fiber costs are greater than cable but the prices seem high.  If you have a 250ft cat5e drop the cost to install would be $1250. That's a lot for one cable.  Fiber on the other hand might cost $5/ft.  I will look to see what the prices are around here.
Charlie

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 9:03 AM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Dear List:

When having network cabling prof installed, would these numbers seem out of
line?

fiber   $10/foot
cat5e $ 5/foot

I know, MM v SM v POF, plenum-riser-PVC, and why not roll your own ...

Just doing cost comparision, and need figures for future planning, feel free to
hit me off list.

thx

R.