Last Mile Design

Mike Hammett nanog at
Sat Feb 9 20:14:51 UTC 2019

Electrical consumption of the equipment is different and then the environmental conditioning that larger electronic load. 

Let's not forget that actual consumer bit consumption changes very little whether they have 20 megs or 2 gigs provisioned and available. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 

Midwest Internet Exchange 

The Brothers WISP 

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From: "Miles Fidelman" <mfidelman at> 
To: nanog at 
Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:20:36 PM 
Subject: Re: Last Mile Design 

Speaking of which, the Grant County Public Utility District (Washington 
State), has wired active ethernet all over their rural county. 

Seems to me that the cost difference between splitters & switches is a 
pretty minor component of deploying FTTH - the costs are in the 
trenching, and the fiber. What you put on the poles, or in the lawn 
furniture, is a pretty minor cost component. Though... getting power to 
the switches might be an issue, less so if you're deploying on power poles. 

Miles Fidelman 

On 2/9/19 12:59 PM, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote: 
> On Sat, 9 Feb 2019, Mark Tinka wrote: 
>> If I had to build a consumer broadband network and had the budget 
>> (and owned the fibre) to do so, I'd definitely always choose Active-E: 
> For anyone saying it's "impossible" to do AE they're welcome here to 
> the nordic region and especially Sweden where PON is basically unheard 
> of. We have millions of AE connected households. I live in one of them. 
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. 
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra 

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