The Smart Grid: The Future of Power in the United States
The nation's current electric grid is the largest interconnected machine in the world, and it's being stretched to its limits. Left alone, the grid simply cannot sustain the current level of demand, and the costs associated with "building out" the grid in traditional ways are simply prohibitive. A solution? Enter the "smart grid."
How IPv6 Can Help Service Providers Build the "Smart Network"
IPv4 address space is almost gone and will soon be replaced by IPv6, which will not only solve the address exhaustion problem of IPv4, but also provide a foundation for network reach and innovation for years to come. So what does this mean for you, and how do you get started converting your entire network from an IPv4 network to an IPv6 network?
FTTH Engineering and Installation Introduction: Grounding FTTH Systems at the Home
Grounding and bonding. Why are we worried about such an "old school" concept in the modern world of broadband? Just about everyone has an opinion about grounding and bonding, and most of them are wrong. Grounding and bonding has shown to be an important item to consider in every new broadband installation in order to protect life, property, and your equipment.
JOINT USE ATTACHMENTS: Getting More Complex & Challenging
Don’t get stuck holding a “million dollar bill” from repair costs due to joint use attachers providing incomplete engineering for make-ready costs. More and more these days, utilities are becoming increasingly aware of the potential issues, challenges and problems that can occur related to joint use activities (third-party pole attachments) that are not done properly. Many attachers would prefer to complete the engineering however this is not in the best interest of the owner.