FTTH Active vs Passive
cmaurand at xyonet.com
Wed Dec 2 09:27:32 CST 2009
> You might look into what's being done in Sweden then, here there are
> municipality networks who dig up the streets and does fiber to the
> individual house in "suburbia" (you have to trench your own land though,
> 4dm deep, 1-2dm wide, they only dig in the street put down the pipe in
> your trench).
> Common cost for the house owner to get this done is in the 2-4kUSD range
> per house, then you can choose between multiple ISPs to purchase your bw
> from. 100/100 (symmetric speed) seems to cost 40 USD per month, 10/10 is
> 5-10 USD/month cheaper.
> I've been trying to run the text thru google translate, but the web magic
> seems to prohibit this from working.
> If someone can figure it out better than me, the URL is here (in swedish):
I'd look more to what they're doing in Rochester, NY:
Run it in the sewers. The sewer system runs to every building and
household in the municipality. No need to re-trench anything.
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