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Architecture For Delivery Of Broadband Services To The Residence
Author(s): L. Coathup; G. W. Goddard; J. McEachern; J. Bears
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a technology and architecture perspective of the cost of evolving today's copper access network, optimized for POTS, to a fiber access network providing both narrowband and broadband services. Architectures are assessed using application studies based on cost models for actual routes in North America. This study identifies three architectures as serious candidates (i.e., close to copper in cost) for providing POTS service in 1992: the double star, the active pedestal and the star-bus.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963424
Show Author Affiliations
L. Coathup, BNR (United States)
G. W. Goddard, BNR (United States)
J. McEachern, BNR (United States)
J. Bears, BNR (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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