[General] How best to extend Gigabit Ethernet to site 1000 Feet away?
I provide volunteer IT support at a youth camp at a remote location in Illinois, around 50 miles from the Iowa border.
They have two buildings with computers that they want to connect together. The two buildings are around 1000 to 1200 feet apart as the crow flies. Due to extremely dense and tall trees surrounding the buildings as well as in between they had to rule out wireless.
They wanted to connect the two buildings together with CAT-6 but the distance is just too great to support the gigabit data speed they want to use.
So now to my real question. Any ideas on what to use hardware wise to get this done? Site to site fiber sounds like the best solution to me but the last time I worked with fiber was in the military over 20 years ago so I'm way out of touch with what is going on now a days.
I thought of possibly using two of these StarTech Gigabit Ethernet Converters like found at »www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Giga···_sim_e_1 along with a dual fiber cable of some sort.
The site has the ability to bury the cable either directly or inside some conduit so we could use either indoor or indoor/outdoor cable. Site owned telephone poles are also available but I'd rather not have to deal with outages caused by falling tree limbs in the future.
Since I am so far out of touch with the hardware what is the best method or parts to use when terminating fiber to use with this kind of adapter? Last time I terminated a fiber cable in the military we had to cut, then polish the end with a special polishing tool, and then super glue the connectors to the end of the fiber.
Are per-terminated cables available from say 1000 to 1200 feet in length?
Any ideas or tutorials I should consider looking into?
Nothing has been purchased yet so we can switch to something different if the group has a better idea on how to proceed.