I am about to inherit 26 miles of dark fiber. What do I do with it?

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at snappytelecom.net
Mon Nov 10 03:14:29 UTC 2014


WoW !.. that was a rather cruel and un-called for !

How does that saying go.....Don't say anything, if you cannot say anything nice !



Faisal Imtiaz
Snappy Internet & Telecom

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fletcher Kittredge" <fkittred at gwi.net>
> To: "Lorell Hathcock" <lorell at hathcock.org>
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Sent: Sunday, November 9, 2014 9:56:08 PM
> Subject: Re: I am about to inherit 26 miles of dark fiber. What do I do with it?
> 
> The below is a really sad story. Condolences on the coming trainwreck. I
> hope you get someone on staff or on consult that understands outside plant
> architecture, because it is much more important and complex topic than you
> seem to realize.
> 
> 
> On Sun, Nov 9, 2014 at 9:18 PM, Lorell Hathcock <lorell at hathcock.org> wrote:
> 
> > All:
> >
> > A job opportunity just came my way to work with 26 miles of dark fiber in
> > and around a city in Texas.
> >
> > The intent is for me to deliver internet and private network services to
> > business customers in this area.
> >
> > I relish the thought of starting from scratch to build a network right
> > from the start instead of inheriting and fixing someone else's mess.
> >
> > That being said, what suggestions does the group have for building a new
> > network using existing dark fiber?
> >
> > MPLS backbone?  Like all businesses these days, I will likely have to
> > build the lit backbone as I add customers. So how would you recommend
> > scaling the network?
> >
> > I have six strands of SMF that connect within municipal facilities. Each
> > new customer will be a new build out from the nearest point. Because of
> > having only six strands, I don't anticipate selling dark fiber. I believe I
> > need to conserve fibers so that it would be lit services that I offer to
> > customers.
> >
> > I would like to offer speeds up to 10 GB.
> >
> > Thoughts are appreciated!
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Lorell Hathcock
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> Fletcher Kittredge
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