Author: admin | Date: April 26, 2017 | Please Comment!

Key in the deployment of any fiber-to-the-X (FTTx) passive optical network (PON) infrastructure is to maximize the number of units attached to a single optical distribution network (ODN).  A greater number of units attached to the ODN reduces the overall cost per unit.  But also, key is to create a passive network that is flexible […]

Author: admin | Date: April 12, 2017 | Please Comment!

Federal government broadband initiatives of loans, grants, stimulus funds – all a horrendous failure. Major carriers and MSO’s – not interested – however will do everything they can to impede alternatives. Google Fiber – Tier 4 cities and up target – failed and not interested. With these considerable failures or lack of true interest, then […]

Author: admin | Date: April 8, 2017 | Please Comment!

Everyone loves the idea of a gigabit networks.  Google Fiber started the hype and then all the carriers followed suit creating gigabit networks.  But what exactly does that mean to customers?  Do they know what it will allow them?  And, more importantly, how do telephone companies productize this network investment if all that is being […]

Author: admin | Date: April 7, 2017 | Please Comment!

“He who fails to plan is planning to fail!” Winston Churchill One of the greatest faults that exist in any project is the failure to plan!  Studies (and real-life) show consistently if a project is not well planned, it will result in unexpected events, that normally cost money and time.  In my past 38 years […]

Author: admin | Date: April 3, 2017 | Please Comment!

On May 20, 1936, the US Federal Government passed a major piece of legislation, the Rural Electrification Act (REA), that instituted a low-cost loan and grant program to bring electricity to Rural America.  This legislation was a major game changer for Rural America.  Since then, nearly 100% of Rural America has electricity. A key factor […]