How to build your own metropolitan fiber internet network.. part I

So, you are crazy enough to want to build your very own metropolitan fiber-optic network. You are in good company – I am crazy enough to want to do it. I am also crazy enough to want to share the experience, and tell you how to do it. I believe that in sharing what I learn I will ultimately learn more than if I tried to keep this all a secret. I am going to share this, also because I think it will make good reading for tech-heads like myself. This isn’t rocket science, but it’s also far enough removed from day-to-day IT stuff that the solutions to some of the problems involved are not obvious! That said, in I dive. The first step of our project is to build an “entrance facility”. This is basically a fiber cable penetrating into a Qwest Central Office – those are the buildings… read more →