Broadband Communities

JAN-FEB 2018

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 | w w w. b r o a d b a n d c o m m u n i t i e s . c o m | B R O A D B A N D C O M M U N I T I E S | 5 1 but the jacks on the wall are worn out, broken or paint-filled from countless turns or unreliable after many repairs. Because the demands on wiring increase over time, older wiring may not be able to support the bandwidth required for a building to be competitive in a market. As many new properties deliver well over 100 Mbps per bed, and current wireless access points need 1,000 Mbps and beyond, an older infrastructure may not be able to cope. e cost of remediating wiring problems can be jaw-dropping, and they absolutely have to be remediated because student residents will not tolerate poor internet service under any circumstances. Poor service will directly affect occupancy rates and net operating income. Figure 2: Outdated wiring from 1999 still in use today Figure 3: A cable certifier output like this one should be on file for every wire on a property. Ready Solutions for Residential Fiber CFTT Fiber Transition Terminals Ideal for low density ber circuits, CFTT serve as a customer demarcation point for ber entering the customer premises. 4 and 8 port models available Fiber Building Terminal Hubs Compact, indoor ber hubs support fusion, pre-terminated and eld terminated feed and drop cables. Four sizes provide scalable ber demarcation for 48, 96, 144 or 384 subscribers

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