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jschreiber
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jschreiber,
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1/27/2015 | 8:44:54 PM
Re: Full disclosure
Our most recent cabinets use Active E switches with 28x1G downlinks and 2x10G uplniks. We do not use splitters. 
MarkC73
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MarkC73,
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1/27/2015 | 8:40:47 PM
Re: Full disclosure
Thanks, haven't heard about them in a while, I'll have to dig through some literature and see what it's all about, looks like they have an active-e card vs not splitting their OLT to get active-e.
jschreiber
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jschreiber,
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1/27/2015 | 8:29:08 PM
Re: Full disclosure
Zhone.
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DHagar,
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1/26/2015 | 5:40:38 PM
Re: Falling Costs of Fiber
Carol Wilson, agreed.  The ability to develop a cost-effective infrastructure model that allows FTTH to become a reality, I think is the key.  It seems they should be able to standardize basic infrastructure that can deliver affordable access and build in the connections that deliver the higher capabilities.

Clearly, cities are all wanting to become gigabit cities, so the ability to collaborate with cities/citizens on infrastructure and service would appear to align with providers' interests to grow the market.

I hope they let you go on a site visit and come up with ideas!
cnwedit
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cnwedit,
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1/26/2015 | 11:26:09 AM
Re: Falling costs of fiber
From Jason's piece, it looked like they had an even more seamless install process but maybe I'm overstating it.

Verizon let me tag along on some FiOS installs back in '06 but they chose homes that had advanced inside wiring - in one case, the guy was a serious gamer who had installed his own Cat-5 wiring throughout his house. 

So I never got to see the more complex process of the inside wiring, which I think would have been interesting.
brooks7
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1/26/2015 | 10:37:07 AM
Re: Falling costs of fiber
Just FYI, FiOS uses no splices....never has.  So, better look somewhere else for savings.

The way they solve the problem is that everything is preconnectorized.  The ONT has a box that can hold extra cable wrapped up.  The installer is given several preconnectorized lengths of cable and chooses the one closest to the neeed.  The extra is wrapped up and then the blind mate connectors used at the ONT and end of cable are mated.  In fact, we had the outside part of ONT installs down to 15 minutes by the start of 06 by working with Verizon.  The inside part...well not so much.

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cnwedit,
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1/26/2015 | 8:43:30 AM
Falling costs of fiber
Certainly everyone benefits from falling costs when FTTH is widely deployed and the way they are further saving, by eliminating splices that take time and costly skills, makes sense. I'd still like to know more about their business model and what the break-even point is in terms of penetration. 
MarkC73
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MarkC73,
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1/26/2015 | 12:29:01 AM
Re: Full disclosure
Any discussion on what vendor their using for their active-e access gear?  Inquiring minds want to know.  Thanks!
jasonmeyers
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jasonmeyers,
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1/23/2015 | 5:30:37 PM
Full disclosure
Lansing/East Lansing is my hometown, but sadly, LightSpeed hasn't reached my home as yet. I remain gigabitless.


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