[olug] Two Competing Fiber Optic Utilities in One Conduit

Justin Reiners justin at hotlinesinc.com
Thu May 6 09:26:34 CDT 2021

hahaha no sadly

Even Cox and Centurylink came in opposite sides of the building, and
even said they'd refuse to colo some space in a closet with each other.

We're laughably paying $200 for 1gig with centurylink now, we used to pay
$3200/mo for 100meg back in the day lol.

On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 8:19 AM Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com> wrote:

> The price of fiber optic service has dropped considerably which has brought
> with it an unexpected problem - not enough conduit into the building.  Has
> anyone had any luck whatsoever getting a fiber optic installer to share
> with a competitor existing conduit entering the building?  They would need
> to meet up at a shared in-ground box outside the building, then merge their
> fiber runs into one conduit that enters the building.      Once inside the
> building, go their separate ways.
> The distance from the outside box to inside would be relatively short (
> twenty feet or maybe much less) and straight, so even two thick cables
> should make it through.  I understand cables bind and wrap around one
> another, but this is not a long curvey conduit.  I also understand neither
> wants the liability of the other damaging their equipment.  Anyone had luck
> with this?
> p.s: Fiber Optic service has come down in price in so much, you might want
> to see if you can get a better deal than coax.
> _______________________________________________
> OLUG mailing list
> OLUG at olug.org
> https://www.olug.org/mailman/listinfo/olug

[image: avatar]
Justin Reiners
Systems Administrator
Hotlines Inc.
Website: https://partshotlines.com
Email: justin at hotlinesinc.com
Phone: 800-308-9712

More information about the OLUG mailing list