FTTx
Why Fiber??
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“The Network”
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FTTx (Home & Business) utilizes
an Active Ethernet architecture.
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Network “Core” is comprised of
(2) Cisco 9010 ASR Routers
providing up to 96Tbps.
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CPE (Customer Premise
Equipment is Allied Telesis iMG
Gateways.
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Capacity of network backbone is
40Gbps.
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Every fiber connection is at least
100Mbps or 1Gbps to the premise.
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Why Active Ethernet?
KISS (Keep is simple stupid).
Better suited for an “open access network.”
Distance limitations can be easily addressed.
Bandwidth on the connection isn’t shared.
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“Equipment cost are comparable to GPON, though operational costs are higher due to
the active electronics in the field. However, these costs will be a small price to pay to
achieve speeds cable and telco operators can only dream of.” --Jeff Heyen, Infonetics
Research
Courtesy Allied Telesis
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FTTH
(Fiber to the Home)
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Built our first FTTH project in late
2010 (finished early 2011).
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Project consisted of building to 20
rural West Lafayette homes on N
400W.
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Speeds offered were 10Mb and
100Mb symmetrical.
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Active Ethernet Architecture
FTTH-What We Learned
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Construction to single-family
homes while decreasing, is still
expensive.
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Support is little to none; using
fiber as the medium vs DSL or
Cable greatly reduces the
complexity. It either works or it
doesn’t.
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End users extremely happy with
service; had no access to highspeed before (dial-up and satellite).
Courtesy Broadband Communities
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FTTB
(Fiber to the Building/Business)
What do businesses want from
their service providers?
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Reliability/Stability
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Excellent Customer
Support
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Solution Provider
High bandwidth
options
FTTB-What We Learned
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Fiber Optics offer a huge increase
in reliability/capacity over
copper/cable.
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Wintek currently offers bandwidth
from 10Mbps up to 10Gbps.
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Local, personable support has no
competition.
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Bandwidth needs continue to
grow, network improvements and
innovations must continue at the
same pace.
What’s coming......
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IPTV offerings through partnership with Mulberry Co-Op.
Residential MDU (Multi-dwelling Units).