Installation of FiOS Prefab Cable Assemblies
In Santa Monica, CA, Verizon used existing utility
poles to install aerial cable down alleys behind homes
and apartments. The cables were prefabricated
distribution cables designed to allow plug-and-play
connection of homes using prefab drop cables. As you
can see, the poles were crowded and even more so after
the prefab cables had their service loops added! (IT's
hard to get exact lengths, so extra cable is coiled up
on the messenger.) Along major roads, the cables were
run in ducts already in place or fiber was leased from
Santa Monica CityNet, the city metropolitan network.
In the second photo you can see the drop assemblies.
Here is one of the drop assemblies. In this case they
installed a 8 port box and 5 are used. 3 are available
for future customer signups.
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