Neighborhood Area Network (NAN)
From: Joe Gotobed via chyba (jgotobedLPL.Arizona.EDU)
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 10:08:32 -0500
Another reason for fiber between buildings is electrical protection.
Using copper would increase the hazzard of surge propogation and
introduce additional groundloops. This is less an issue with the
telephones since they have historicly provided their own power .

The primary fault of fiber is the cost of the connections. It takes
more than a simple crimp tool to put the ends on it and the
optical/electrical interfaces in the equipment is also more expensive.


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