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  • 1.  Where to put new Fiber?

    Posted 04-19-2019 16:46
    Edited by Lamont Norman 04-19-2019 17:54
    You can use Fiber routes, Fiber Lit Buildings and Building boundaries  to see where to put new fiber relative to existing fiber lit buildings and compared to other providers.  In the image below the red pins are the near net fiber buildings that need access and are less costly to connect to the fiber network.  There is no fiber on West 31st street.  It may make sense to  provide fiber or turn on the buildings are not lit:
    Fiber Lit Buildings with Fiber Routes

    Lamont Norman
    Product Manager - GeoEnrichment and Telco
    Pitney Bowes
    Boulder, CO

  • 2.  RE: Where to put new Fiber?

    Posted 04-24-2019 13:35
    Lamont, I am not very familiar with this topic or fiber routes in general. In reading this post, and in the spirit of Dan's post on creating a glossary of terms, I was wondering if you might be able to provide definitions for the following terms:

    • Fiber Route
    • Fiber Network
    • Fiber Lit Buildings
    • Near Net Fiber Buildings
    • On Net Fiber Buildings

    I think this would be helpful for people who are not familiar with this topic, and it would help us build our glossary. Thanks!

    Colleen Reed
    Knowledge Community Shared Account

  • 3.  RE: Where to put new Fiber?

    Posted 04-25-2019 09:13
    Here you go for definitions!
    • Fiber Route: Fiber-Route communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to another by sending pulses of light through an optical fiber.  These optical fiber is used by various telecommunications companies to transmit telephone signals, Internet communication, and cable television signals.
    • Fiber Network: A fiber network is a type of data communication network built with optical fiber technology which  is used as the primary communication medium for converting data and passing data as light pulses between sender and receiver nodes. Through its use of light as a transmission medium, an optical network is one of the fastest communication networks and is less prone to external inference and attenuation and can achieve substantially higher bandwidth speeds than copper networks.
    • Fiber Lit Buildings: Fiber Lit Buildings are large bandwidth connections providing high-speed Internet or data service delivered over fiber routes network to buildings. These buildings are used by primarily by businesses engaged in telecommunications, wholesale Internet access, or wholesale ISP services to provide the bandwidth capacity needed for customer applications such as email, file sharing, web hosting, data backup, video, VOIP, or VPN access.
    • Near Net Fiber Buildings: Near-net means a fiber route runs down a street adjacent to a building, but not into the building, and hence building is considered near-net. This means that the building is in close enough proximity to the existing fiber route that the route could be extended relatively easily into that building to make it on-net.
    • On Net Fiber Buildings: Network operators have fiber routes running through various cities, towns, etc. and when one of those fiber routes runs directly into a building, that building is on-net.

    Dr Neena Priyanka
    Pitney Bowes Software India PVT. Ltd