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

Baldur Norddahl baldur.norddahl at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 03:15:42 UTC 2014


Hey come on. Yes it is complex but not impossible to learn "on the job".
You have absolutely no knowledge of his skills and know almost nothing
about the project. How can you say anything about the impossibility of
overcoming the challenges ahead?

One thing that amazes me about NANOG is that while you often do get
valuable advice, you also get a ton of hatemail from daring to ask or voice
an opinion.

Regards,

Baldur


On 10 November 2014 03:56, Fletcher Kittredge <fkittred at gwi.net> wrote:

> 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
>
>
>
>
> --
> Fletcher Kittredge
> GWI
> 8 Pomerleau Street
> Biddeford, ME 04005-9457
> 207-602-1134
>


More information about the NANOG mailing list