Long Distance Dark Fiber

Jeff Wheeler jsw at inconcepts.biz
Fri Mar 11 09:16:21 CST 2011

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 9:25 AM, ML <ml at kenweb.org> wrote:
> Would it be too crazy to buy a spool of fiber and splice the end of one pair
> to the next pair and so on?  Won't be able to simulate 2200 miles of fiber
> but it'll be a long span.

This is by no means crazy.  If you visit a laboratory where gear is
tested, you'll find exactly that -- spools of fiber which can be
connected together (through whatever splicing or patching method is
desired for the simulation) to give the desired span length.  These
usually look nicer than big spools of cable, and are even available in
rack-mount enclosures with vendor logos. :)

Jeff S Wheeler <jsw at inconcepts.biz>
Sr Network Operator  /  Innovative Network Concepts

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