FW: High-end telecom
From: Rich Lobdill (richardlsilcom.com)
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 14:41:31 -0500
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Erich Boleyn wrote:




Essentially, it consists of the following (for a 28-unit building):

  --  CAT-5 Twisted pair drops (one on each floor of each unit standard
        plus extras people could have added at a price) going to a patch
        panel in our "phone room".

I was warned by one of the info system designers that CAT5 cabling put =
underground, even in PVC conduit, will draw in moisture over time and =
eventually deteriorate to the point where it will not be able to carry =
the needed bandwidth and/or crosstalk problems will increase.

He was, of course, most in favor of fiber for the runs between the =
houses. His second choice was ruggedized coax but again had a warning =
that coax, run long distances, is susceptible to ground potential =
differences between the client and server machines which might cause =
problems.

So far, we have just put in a network of undedicated 2" conduit between =
the houses (and common house) which connects to 1" conduit within the =
house which runs to two termination points, one on each floor. That was =
a total of about $5500 project wide. Eventually we will figure out what =
to put into the pipes.

Rich Lobdill
Tierra Nueva CoHousing
Oceano, CA


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