We've got a few customers that are mainly fiber carriers and use
wireless to extend off that. The fiber business is a whole differnet
animal. It can be good, but requires that you really understand what
business you're getting into. Especially if you are leasing capacity
to other carriers, the audit requirements can get fairly hefty. Most
of the fiber folks I know of use the fiber as the primary backhaul for
their wireless system and for direct drops into the biggest customers.
In one example a school disctict actaully paid for the installation of
the fiber to hit all their schools (over 100 miles) but the WISP still
owned it and was able to add additional strands for a little extra $.
But the school ended picking up 90%+ of the total cost. Now that makes
the ROI look much better.|
John J. Thomas wrote:
Multi mode fiber can go 550 meters, single mode can go 70 kilometers or more between repeaters.John-----Original Message----- From: Sam Tetherow [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:04 AM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA] Anyone mixing fiber with your wireless deployments? Marlon, how would you have done the ethernet? I thought you were restricted to basically 300 feet of ethernet without a switch/router/booster every 300 feet or so, or am I missing something? I have pole rights in town a $1/pole/yr so I'm trying to find an affordable use of them. Sam Tetherow Sandhills Wireless Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:We use dry copper, wireless, fiber and dsl for backhaul. I've not built my own fiber yet. I'm sure the day is coming though. I really screwed up a few years ago. The town had the sidewalks all out down town. I should have found the money and put some conduit in at that time. I could have ethernet or fiber connections to all of the down town businesses today! sigh Marlon (509) 982-2181 Equipment sales (408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services 42846865 (icq) And I run my own wisp! 220.127.116.11 (net meeting) www.odessaoffice.com/wireless www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Delp" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "'WISPA General List'" <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 11:31 AM Subject: [WISPA] Anyone mixing fiber with your wireless deployments?I am looking to talk with someone that has laid some fiber to complement their wireless operations. We have a couple of leads we are looking at making some short hop backbones between towers, and having the cities get involved as a customer of fiber, and hopefully it will pay for the venture. On or off list replys welcome. Thanks Mike [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/-- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/
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