Building a Structure

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I have been given a grant to make an existing building state of the art by running fiber throughout the space. For this project I will choose an office building as an example of what type of hardware that will be needed inside and outside of the building to accommodate the fiber. I will discuss some safety procedures, and some regulations and standards that will apply to this install that may have not been regarded to when installing copper wire. In this setup, there will be an FTTB (Fiber-to-the-building) passive optical network. On the outside of the building the distribution cables will supply the network access point (NAP) which in turn supplies fiber through drop cables to the buildings NID or Network Interface Device. On the inside of the building in the equipment room will house patch panels and other equipment necessary to support the network.
On the outside of the building fiber can reach the building either via an aerial method which run along existing poles that may already carry electrical power lines or by means of direct burial. These methods may also be used in the event I ever needed to expand our current network to another building in future upgrades. “Cables in aerial installations must be able to withstand loading from high winds, ice, birds and climbing animals, and even windblown debris such as branches.” (Oliviero, 2010) If I choose a direct burial route, one advantage over an aerial installation would be that the fiber is less prone to the weather elements. A disadvantage would be that once the fiber is buried, the cable may be hard to locate if the location is not properly documented due to the fact that fiber cables don’t emit electromagnetic energy the way copper cables do.
On the inside of the building in the equipment room will stand a 19” rack that will house the necessary equipment and help keep the cables organized. For the…...

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