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Open Access Networks

Community Broadband Networks‘ Podcast 172 is on Open Access Engineering Options, a slightly technical but interesting discussion on being a service provider. http://muninetworks.org/sites/www.muninetworks.org/files/audio/comm-bb-bits-podcast172-tim-pozar-open-access.mp3 From the program description: The holy grail of Internet access for many of us continues to be a situation in which multiple providers can compete on a level playing field, which should…
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Asking the Right Questions

For our neighboring and distant communities seeking a fiber network, Community Broadband Networks has a great article, Want a Gig? Ask Consultants the Right Questions, on asking the right questions first. This is not a binary question of “should we” (usually meaning: do it all at once) but rather more like finding a custom fit…
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Fiber Works with Exponential Growth

The Pots and Pans blog article, The Law of Accelerating Returns, points out: … The FCC recently set the new definition of broadband at 25 Mbps. When I look around at the demand in the world today at how households use broadband services, this feels about right. But at the same time, the FCC has…
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How Fast is Fiber?

Forbes offers an insightful answer to the question What Is The Ultimate Speed Limit For Broadband Internet? The short answer is NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE, AND EVERY GUESS IS WRONG There are three components that go into this: terminal bandwidth capacity of optical fiber, ability to route packets at ultra-high speeds, and economics. Let’s…
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