Muni Fiber and Politics

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Tue Jul 22 19:09:41 UTC 2014

On Tue, 22 Jul 2014, Jay Ashworth wrote:

> 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.

This has been done on a fairly wide scale in Sweden for 10-12 years. We're 
now seeing the L2 muni networks being major hinderance for IPv6 
deployment because of their L2.5+ functions (see my earlier email).

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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