Muni Fiber and Politics

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Tue Jul 22 20:10:51 UTC 2014


On Jul 22, 2014, at 12:04 , Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:

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

I'd be sort of OK with that approach, though I'd actually rather see the default reversed.

Owen



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