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Re: SFPs + Fiber = cost more than switch?

I'd personally be chasing the balance point between speed and reliability. Being able to push the signal further between repeaters will mean a reduction in at least one possible point of failure on long haul infrastructure. Lowering your mean time between failure (assuming no catastrophic natural disasters or idiots with a JCB and a loose and free attitude to trench digging) is a hell of a cost saving, and may offset the price of more expensive kit, at least to some extent.

Still... 1Tb+ long haul links and multi-gigabit speeds to the home does sound awfully good..

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