FCCs RFC for the Definition of Broadband

Jack Bates jbates at brightok.net
Wed Aug 26 22:20:22 CDT 2009

heh. I've seen 3 different plans for FTTH in 3 different telco's; 
different engineering firms. All 3 had active devices in the OSP. 
Apparently they couldn't justify putting more fiber in all the way back 
to the office.

Don't get me wrong. I've heard wonderful drawn out arguments concerning 
vendors that failed to properly handle Oklahoma summers or draw too much 

Brings up new PRO: active devices in the OSP providing longhaul 
redundancy on fiber rings

Another PRO: simple, inexpensive NID


Robert Enger - NANOG wrote:
> CON:  active devices in the OSP.
> On 8/26/2009 12:06 PM, Jack Bates wrote:
>> jim deleskie wrote:
>>> I agree we should all be telling the FCC that broadband is fiber to
>>> the home.  If we spend all kinds of $$ to build a 1.5M/s connection to
>>> homes, it's outdated before we even finish.
>> I disagree. I much prefer fiber to the curb with copper to the home. 
>> Of course, I haven't had a need for 100mb/s to the house which I can 
>> do on copper, much less need for gigabit.
>> Pro's for copper from curb:
>> 1) power over copper for POTS
>> 2) Majority of cuts occur on customer drops and copper is more 
>> resilient to splicing by any monkey.
>> Jack

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