Muni Fiber and Politics

Jay Ashworth jra at
Tue Jul 22 19:04:51 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Helms" <khelms at>

> I've done open access networks for several cities and _today_ the cleanest
> situations by far (that I've seen) had the city handling layer 1 and 2
> with the layer 2 hand off being Ethernet regardless of the access
> technology used.

Yes; when we did this back in '12, that was my proposal: city handles layer
2 aggregation and the ONTs, and we'll hand you off 1q ethernet... or, if you
really *want* to put gear in our rack room, we'll cross-connect you to the
relevant fibers, and let you handle layer 2 yourself.

-- jra
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