Muni Fiber and Politics

William Herrin bill at
Tue Jul 22 22:43:32 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> True, but if your end-to-end loop tester sees a good path, you
> can be pretty sure that the pair is clean end-to-end.

You'd be surprised. I recently dealt with a gentleman who built his
campus fiber plant expecting to configure end-to-end fiber paths using
mechanical connectors along the way. "Maximum acceptable loss on a
fiber segment is anound 10db, right, so with each of these 6 segments
in the threes we should be OK right? Well hold on, let me go to the
next building and clean the connector."

Bill Herrin

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