Muni fiber: L1 or L2?

Fletcher Kittredge fkittred at
Thu Jan 31 21:57:40 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 4:36 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:

> If you have an MMR where all of the customers come together, then you
> can cross-connect all of $PROVIDER_1's customers to a splitter provided
> by $PROVIDER_1 and cross connect all of $PROVIDER_2's customers to
> a splitter provided by $PROVIDER_2, etc.
> If the splitter is out in the neighborhood, then $PROVIDER_1 and
> and... all need to build out to every neighborhood.
> If you have the splitter next to the PON gear instead of next to the
> subscribers,
> then you remove the relevance of the inability to connect a splitter to
> multiple
> OLTs. The splitter becomes the provider interface to the open fiber plant


Interesting.   Do you then lose the cost advantage because you need home
run fiber back to the MMR?   Do you have examples of plants built with this
architecture (I know of one such plant, but I am hoping you will turn up
more examples.)

Fletcher Kittredge
8 Pomerleau Street
Biddeford, ME 04005-9457

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