Friday, September 27, 2013
Google has been pushing the development of fiber-to-the-home networks that are so fast that you could get dizzy just thinking about how quicklydata will get to end users. These advanced FTTH networks started almost as a proof-of-concept with Google out to prove that it could be done and that there would be demand. However, the networks have been so popular that Google has been expanding to new areas with relative frequency. In a recent Google Fiber blog, the company announced that it now plans to extend the service out to Lenexa, Kansas.
Expanding Google Fiber
According to the news source, the project to add the 1 Gbps FTTH service to Lenexa comes after a unanimous vote by the Lenexa City Council. At this point, the project is in the extremeearly stages and Google is not accepting sign-ups for subscriptions. However, this is still an important step forward as the project is 17th Google Fiber expansion in the Kansas City region, including both Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.
Making use of Google Fiber services
You may find yourself, at this point, asking a question that plenty of people have voiced up to this point - "What is anybody going to do with 1 Gbps of FTTH service?" It is a fair query as plenty of consumers are getting by streaming high definition video and other advanced web services with much less speed on the network. Google, to some degree, is working toward the future. However, the company also recognizes that there are current benefits to the service model. A Google Fiber post explained thatUS Ignite has been working to figure out ways to take advantage of Google Fiber networks, and Google is stepping in to help.
Moving forward, US Ignite is planning an event in Kansas City to work with develops and technology leaders to showcase various applications and methods to take advantage of advanced fiber services.
Establishing high-performance fiber networks
Fiber to Ethernet media converters play a vital role in establishing effective FTTH infrastructure. With media converters in place, organizations can more easily connect the fiber network to homes, allowing them to cost-efficiently deploy the network while resolving compatibility problems. Furthermore, some media conversion solutions actually offer advanced functions that complement broad network capabilities, allowing service providers to fine tune their solution to meet different customer needs.
Perle has an extensive range of Managed and Unmanaged Fiber Media Converters to extended copper-based Ethernet equipment over a fiber optic link, multimode to multimode and multimode to single mode fiber up to 160km.