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Re: What's the Problem?
they deliver everything over fiber, if you truly want to choke your fiber by adapting it to these interfaces, they'll happily do it for you. Problem is that Calix is terrible at making the equipment work right. If fiber is your only connection on the side of your building, you're far better off going with SIP Trunking and Metro E.
CXM_SplicerLooking at the bigger picturePremium
Actually, there are still a great number of T1's that are on copper... ironically, some of those feeding cell sites. Anything T3 or higher though will be on fiber (unless there are actually some of those Verizon coax cables still in service!)
Smith's point is valid and actually goes far beyond copper since the fiber network is also considered 'landline' (which Verizon claims is dying). The same 'landline' techs Verizon has been screwing are the one that maintain the fiber network (most likely soon to be low quality contractors). The same cost-cutting methods implemented for copper are being applied to the fiber network (with equally damaging results).
It is fitting that with all their newly claimed 'business savvy', Verizon is too stupid to realize that their precious wireless network relies on the fiber they have been neglecting and the techs they claim are not necessary.
North Tonawanda, NY
·Verizon Online DSL
My point exactly. What is ironic is that many of the cell sites that use Fiber out here that have gotten hooked up recently use fiber circuits from the Cable company. Telco fiber is used where available but that's essentially fiber running between COs or to remote terminals with extra pairs. Yet, many of the towers where I am still feed off of T1s and they are always terrible. LTE comes and goes here, and it, too runs terrible (but faster) when there's a strong signal.
At work, much of the bandwidth we have coming in and out are from non-Telco sources. A good chunk of it is coming from the Cable co and the rest are coming from other Fiber providers in the area that are far less known but are awesome and actually own their own fiber. We've got Fiber from Verizon for Data and even Voice for the PBX but they kicked and screamed to run that fiber to the Datacenter (work) even when we offered to pay all of the cost associated with it. The other companies were all "Sure, no problem. Here's your line; it's lit".
I'm still wondering, in a transcript of the chat I saw regarding McAdam's comment on him not wanting people to use the LTE network while at home for service, especially with video. Consider per »www.phillipdampier.com/documents···_12.pdf:
If you take a page of what's going on with the mobile phone industry, they're trying to push everything onto a Wi-Fi network delivered over some sort of landline service, whether cable-co supplied or Telco-supplied (usually Telco). What happens if Verizon takes out the Wireline network? Well, then they threw away assets they could have used, but now they get to charge for wireless data. The HomeFusion service is a pre-mature concept of this. What if you take an LTE phone for example, and put it on Wi-Fi at a home that has HomeFusion? You're right back where you started but now you've added another layer of revenue and more stuff to break/not support.
So our thinking going forward as we talk about kind of the One Verizon approach is we want to use every network asset we have and if that means jumping onto FiOS or using the cloud services for mobile as well as fixed line, using security across all of our different access technologies, we want that network to be seamless and that is what our CTO, Tony Melone, is driving hard on in the business right now
I am still wondering why in areas where DSL has been de-commissioned the equipment isn't being moved to unserved locations to actually get more customers, if they actually wanted to make money. It's not buying new assets, it's ripping it out of one spot and planting it in another.