[Cialug] Fiber Optics Network Maps...
matthewb at flash.shanje.com
Wed Jul 21 13:34:55 CDT 2010
Well, it kinda is. Tapping that connection isn't as easy as sticking a
splice in and running it into your house. You need a repeater, a router,
some good switching equipment, and a building to put it all in. My guess is
that the subscription rate in your area didn't justify the cash outlay.
From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On Behalf
Of Dave Hala Jr
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:27 PM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] Fiber Optics Network Maps...
Is that really feasible? When I lived in town there was Qwest fiber in
the ground in the alley 3 ft from the edge of my house. That means it
was barely 4ft from my computer... Could I get a fiber to my house? No.
In fact, Qwest thought my even asking was amusing.
On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 12:33 -0500, David Runneals wrote:
> @jim I know Qwest runs fiber along UP rail lines... we have one going
> though our town, so you could find a farm close to a UP line...
> basically when your looking for farms, go around the perimeter
> (usually by the road) they have warning signs posted, warning of
> underground fiber... I think I have seen that they run them along
> rural roads (or that could have been purely telephone)... We all know
> that the companies (Qwest, Mediacom, Verizon, Windstream, INS, etc)
> all keep the best maps for them selves... Good luck!! Links are below
> of maps:
> http://www.iowatelecom.net/images/itc-connect-map.pdf - Iowa Telecom
_Utility_Whitepaper_021010.pdf - not in place yet...
> 20LEASED_CONNECTIONS.pdf - ICN
> http://www.broadband.gov/maps/availability.htm - check this too... I'm
> REALLY surprised about Iowa, since most of the land is rural...
> I have asked Windstream (Iowa telecom merger) if they have a detailed
> map of their connections in Iowa... I'm surprised there isn't a better
> one for the public...
> David Runneals
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