Thursday, 24 February 2011
First shoots of Spring in CumbriaAs nature awakens so do forward-thinking communities stand up and grasp their right to light the fat pipe.
Demand your right to light
Demand Dark Fibre
With this single mandate, technically and economically future-proof FttH is assured and the terms of trade for the 4th utility permanently rebalanced in favour of the First Mile, the paying customer, all of us present and future, regardless of our day jobs.
Put simply, Dark Fibre ensures the Community Interest outweighs the Vested Interest.
Saturday, 5 February 2011
One of the lessons learned from the NextGenUs Ashby FttH project is the need for a ready-made Digital Village Pump that enables service to be rapidly made available within a local community.
Following extensive engineering design effort, the first modular DVP prototype has now arrived from the fabricators ready for fitting-out.
The NextGenUs Modular DVP is designed to be a flexible aggregation point.
A physical place for a range of internet backhaul connectivity (VSAT, microwave, Fat Pipe fibre, even legacy DSL copper technology) to link up with the First Mile distribution network (FttH, FiWi).
Also a secure location to host local computing, caching and routing equipment at the edge of the network, enabling local communities to have access to enterprise class services regardless of the cost and availability of internet backhaul, which can be prohibitive in rural areas especially.
By factory-fitting out the DVP with minimum fieldwork and enabling conventional transportation of the finished product then the unit cost of each DVP is driven down whilst the overall quality of the end result increased through standardisation.
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