Muni Fiber and Politics

Jay Ashworth jra at
Wed Jul 23 01:36:12 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Keenan Tims" <ktims at>

> If we assume that a residential deployment pulls one strand (or perhaps
> a pair) to each prem, similar to current practice for POTS, there's a
> resource allocation problem if I want to buy TV services from provider
> A and Internet services from provider B (or maybe I want to provision a
> private WAN to my place of work). This could be done with WDM equipment
> by the muni in the L1 model, or at L2, but it isn't something that's
> often mentioned. I suspect L2 wins here, at least on cost.
> Or are we going forward under the assumption that all of this will be
> rolled into "the Internets" and delivery that way and competition in
> that space will be sufficient?

I was planning AE, and to deploy 3 pair per drop, except on multiunit 
building, where my overbuild ratio would be between 1.6 and 1.2 or so.

-- jra
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