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Sckipio touts fibre-like symmetrical kit


Re: Pitfalls of

AJ, you reminded me of an important advantage of FTTH (FTTP). Fiber networks often have no need for AC power drops anywhere along the route from the local Central Office out to a reported 40km as the fiber flies. 100% passive. Simplifies deployment. Avoiding not just the cost of the power, but the monthly base charge for the connection to the grid.

PS. The Optical Network Terminal screwed to my panel in the basement has a battery backup. Reportedly it'll call for its own replacement when the time comes. But it's nice and cozy, so it'll be about ten years.

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