Muni Fiber and Politics
bicknell at ufp.org
Wed Jul 30 23:56:40 UTC 2014
On Jul 30, 2014, at 1:47 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
> Symmetrical would be tough to do unless you're doing Active-
I'm an outlier in my thinking, but I believe the best world would be
where the muni offered L1 fiber, and leased access to it on a
non-discrimatory basis. That would necessitate an Active-E solution
since L1 would not have things like GPON splitters in it, but it
enables things like buying a dark fiber pair from your home to
your business, and lighting it with your own optics. That to me is
a huge win.
It also means future upgrades are unencumbered. Want to run 10GE?
100GE? 50x100GE WDM? Please do. You leased a dark fiber. If the
muni has "gear" (even just splitters) in the path they will gatekeeper
It may be a smidge more expensive up front, but in the long run I
think it will be cheaper, more reliable, and most importantly hugely
Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
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