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									                                 Municipal FTTH DeployMenT SnapSHoT

      city of Sallisaw, oklahoma
           This month we introduce a new Broadband Properties feature: the municipal fiber deployment snapshot. With the
     number of municipal deployments on the rise, we thought it would be useful for cities currently in the planning stages to learn
     the details of what’s involved in deploying and operating a FTTH system.
         Our thanks to Brad Cameron, network technician at DiamondNet in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, for taking the time to answer our
     questions, and also to Danny Keith, DiamondNet’s network operations manager. Quotes on the next page are from Cameron.
     You can learn more about DiamondNet at
                                                                                                                   - BBP Editors

Background:                                                                                                Incumbent telco/MSo,
Provider name:                                                                                                and their broadband
   DiamondNet                                                                                                 offerings: AT&T offers
Public entity owning                                                                                          DSL and telephone
   the provider: Sallisaw                                                                                     service; Suddenlink
   Municipal Authority                                                                                        offers triple play
FTTH service area: City of
   Sallisaw, Oklahoma                                                                                 FTTH neTwork
number of households/                                                                                 ProFILe:
   number of businesses                                                                               Miles of fiber backbone:
   in current/planned                                                                                    All of the fiber radiates
   FTTH service area:                                                                                    out of the CO; there
   Approximately 3,000                                                                                   are 14 Wave7 Last Mile
   households and 100 to                                                                                 Cores (OLTs) in the field
   150 businesses                                                                                        fed by three fibers
number of FTTH                                                                                           out of the network
   subscribers:                                                                                          operating center, and
   Approximately 1,500                                                                                   all other cores are
   households and 50 businesses                                                                          located in the CO
community broadband other than fiber (cable, dSL,                      Miles of fiber access infrastructure: Approximately 100
   wireless, etc.): None                                               network architecture: EPON

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                              Municipal FTTH DeployMenT SnapSHoT

                                                              Testing equipment: Dek Tec, Fluke, Noyes, Acterna, EXFO
Business model: Retail only                                   onTs: Wave7 Optics GMMR-441, GMMR-121, GMMR- 041,
Services offered: Video, high-speed Internet access,             GMMR-888, EPON-221, ONU-E888X
   voice, point-to-point connections for businesses           Power supply: APC PowerShield, Alpha Technologies, and
Highest-tier Internet access speeds/cost: 10 Mbps                CyberPower Systems
   symmetrical for $159.99                                    Set-top boxes: Motorola DCT6412, DCT6412 III, DCT 6416,
Take rates: About half of the premises passed take at least      DCT 2524
   one service
                                                              keY SoFTware:
Year deployment started: 2003
                                                              Billing software: Great Lakes Data Systems
Year services began: 2004
                                                              network management: Wave7 Optics LMS and EMS,
Time to complete buildout: Approximately one year
economic development impact: None at present                      Weird Solutions Broadband Provisioner DHCP,
                                                                  Motorola video software
dePLoYMenT TeaM:                                              Softswitch: MetaSwitch, provided by Newroads Telecom
design: Atlantic Engineering Group, Wave 7 Optics             Fiber management software: Mapcom
construction: Atlantic Engineering Group
Installation: DiamondNet                                      oPeraTIng reSourceS:
Integration: DiamondNet                                       central office personnel: 2
                                                              oSP personnel: 5
dePLoYMenT deTaILS:                                           customer service reps: 2
aerial, underground, or both: Both                            other: 7 trucks, fiber trailer, Ditch Witch and trailer,
Method used for underground installation: Mostly                backhoe
   direct burial, some directional boring and air-blown
   fiber                                                      BIggeST cHaLLenge:
equipment used for installation: All listed splicing          “Training has been a challenge for our techs. It’s hard to
   equipment and miscellaneous hand tools                     find anyone with experience in the fiber optic field.”
Method for connecting fiber: Fusion splicing
Splicing equipment: Fujikura Splicemate FSM11S,               BIggeST SucceSS:
   FSM50S                                                     “We are broadcasting local sports on our cable system and
                                                              have connected many new customers because of it. With
oPeraTIng equIPMenT:                                          our fiber system we can bring customers live audio and
edge router: Extreme Networks BD 6808                         video of not only sports but also community events. This
Servers: Dell                                                 has been a very popular service for our community, thanks
FTTH electronics: Wave7 Optics Trident 7 Chassis and          to the help from the Sequoyah County Times.” BBP
   Last Mile Cores (OLTs)
other equipment vendors: Motorola, Scientific Atlanta,
   Juniper, SonicWall, Cisco, SeaChange                         Contact Masha Zager at masha@broadbandproperties.
Fiber: Single-mode fiber cable from Alcatel-Lucent and          com if you would like your municipal fiber deployment
   Corning                                                      to be featured in Broadband Properties.
Video headend: Motorola

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