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Re: Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?
From: William Herrin <bill () herrin us>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2012 00:24:48 -0400

On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 11:44 AM, Mike Jones <mike () mikejones in> wrote:
If only they had some kind of copper cabling running from some kind of
central location [...] (poor power distribution
efficiency would probably stop you wanting to power it that way all
the time).

I imagine the problem would be safety and regulation rather than
efficiency. Send a few amps as a couple thousand vdc over a 14 awg
pair and you'll have no trouble efficiently powering the fiber hut a
few thousand meters away. But the telco's attachment on the pole is
relatively low to the ground. Semis have been known to take out the
phone cable exiting parking lots when it sags for some reason. Having
a few thousand volts in that cable might make the regulators nervous.

Bill Herrin

William D. Herrin ................ herrin () dirtside com  bill () herrin us
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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