Muni Fiber and Politics

Jay Ashworth jra at
Wed Jul 23 14:41:13 UTC 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Barton" <dougb at>

> > 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.
> Heh, great minds think alike, as I was contemplating the same issue that
> Keenan raised. My number of pairs was 5 though ... 1 each for TV, Phone,
> and Internet providers, 1 as a spare in case something breaks, and 1 for
> the thing that hasn't been invented yet. The thinking being that strands
> of dark fiber are cheaper then retrenching, etc.

IIRC, going from 1pr to 3pr raised my build cost about 12ish %, going to
6pr would have been another 12%, cause you have term equipment costs to
think about in addition to the fiber cost, which is delta.

Conductors are cheap, people are pricey.

-- jra
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