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The application of AT&Ts Fiber-To-The-Home system
Author(s): Dennis E. McGowan
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Paper Abstract

The last road-block to unlimited bandwidth service to the customer has fallen with the introduction of fiber cables into the distribution plant. AT&T's Fiber-To-The-Home system, which first went into residential service in New Jersey Bell in August 1988, is a new feature of the SLC® Series 5 Digital Loop Carrier System. The architecture of SLC Series 5 has been extended from a fiber feeder only system to include fiber cable in the distribution plant, both fiber distribution cable and fiber drop cable. Immediately following the first cutover, three other SLC Series 5 Fiber-To-The-Home systems in Southwestern Bell, South Central Bell and CONTEL of California were turned up and placed into service before the end of 1988. The SLC Series 5 Fiber-To-The-Home architecture has been developed to be upgradeable from a POTS only vehicle to a wide-band service vehicle, with a minimum of reconfiguration. This all fiber network will position the Local Exchange Carriers to provide wide-band services in an economical manner, and set the stage for tomorrows intelligent network, where higher bandwidth services will be needed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963394
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Dennis E. McGowan, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1179:
Fiber Networking and Telecommunications
Joseph Garodnick; Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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