Standards for last mile performance

Eric Kuhnke eric.kuhnke at
Mon May 2 23:09:12 UTC 2016

It hugely depends on the physical layout of the homes/area for economics of
active-E vs GPON...  The scale of the outside plant aerial fiber is very
different in certain scenarios. A green field modern housing development
with everything underground might be very different than a semi-rural chain
shaped topology of GPON along a road of houses on 1 acre plots. Or an urban
townhouse development. Or a 35 floor condo tower.

On Sun, May 1, 2016 at 1:58 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:

> On 1/May/16 10:55, Josh Reynolds wrote:
> > No. Active has higher initial and ongoing plant costs (cabinet power,
> > cabinet wear and tear, more battery banks, chargers, etc). You also
> > end up using far, far less fiber strands.
> >
> I tend to disagree, but this is one of those debates that could go on
> forever...
> Lord knows I've been having it since 2008.
> Mark.

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