Last Mile Design

Aaron Gould aaron1 at
Fri Feb 8 22:26:17 UTC 2019

We do 1 gig over pon (gpon)...Calix E7 (olt)

Yes, it's my understanding, and I agree with previous post response, that PON is for using 1 fiber strand to a home (bidir , different wavelengths for xmt and rcv) and then I believe it even gets prism'd (however the heck they do it) into a 1/32 split or something like that so that you don't have to run direct fibers from every home back to the CO....

...AND, in a rural area, geez, those are loooonnnnggg fiber runs.... so a pon cabinet in the field helps greatly

Yes, 2.4g down and  1.2 g up is a concern when you've sold (oversubscribed) more bw than that 

We are concerned and looking for ways to overcome this and keep up with subscriber bw demands all the time ... fun and job secure

-Aaron ....another Aaron :) 

-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Aaron
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 3:02 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: Last Mile Design

My statement was meant to be tongue in cheek.  We deliver 1G to the home 
free of charge and make our money on the 10,40 and 100G connections.  We 
haven't been able to deliver those capacities over PON so we've never 
really taken it seriously.  As with everything else, you're use case and 
economics may vary.


On 2/8/2019 2:31 PM, Tony Wicks wrote:
> It also significantly reduces the requirement to distribute active equipment into the field while massively reducing the feeder fibre requirement. Point to point has its place to be sure, but mass market FTTH is not viable without PON's economics.
> On 02/08/2019 12:48 PM, Aaron wrote:
>> I've always felt PON is a tool for people who don't know how to design a
>> proper network.
> Why is that?
> I always thought PON was a technology that reduced the number of active
> ports, thus altering the port cost per subscriber significantly by not
> actually needing dedicated ports.

Aaron Wendel
Chief Technical Officer
Wholesale Internet, Inc. (AS 32097)

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