[kwlug-disc] Wightman Telecom

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Oct 21 18:18:31 EDT 2013


I need a quick refresher in acronymity:

FTTH: Fibre to the Home? or Fibre to the Hub?

FTTN: Fibre to the Node? or Fibre to the Neighbourhood?

FTTC: Fibre to the Curb?

...and what is the difference between FTTHub, FTTNode and FTTCurb? Seems
to me they all terminate the Fibre in the big brown boxes on the street,
depending on copper for the last few hundred metres.

Is there an acronym for Fibre to the Exchange Building? Is that what
Eyesurf.net is using?

--Bob.



On 13-10-21 05:53 PM, zixiekat at gmail.com wrote:
> I will have to confirm, but the conversation I had with a coworker who has it in 
> Listowel, it's fiber right into his house.
> 
> Wightman doesn't use bell or Rogers last mile. They are their own last mile 
> provider.
> 
> 
> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Rogers network.
> *From: *Cedric Puddy
> *Sent: *Monday, October 21, 2013 4:38 PM
> *To: *KWLUG discussion
> *Reply To: *KWLUG discussion
> *Subject: *Re: [kwlug-disc] Wightman Telecom
> 
> 
> I'm only using Wightman for business, so in the places that I've brought in 
> Wightman Fibre, it's been Fibre-the-the-Building.
> 
> I agree though, that most FTTHome initiatives have ended up being 
> FTTNeighbourhood, but hey, it's still better than Fibre-To-The-CentralOffice 
> like we've got now :)
> 
> -Cedric
> 
> On 2013-10-21, at 4:29 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> 
>  > FWIW - friends recently got Bell's FibeTV (long story, apparently continuing 
> - lightning strike, things blowed up REAL good).
>  >
>  > Although one's impression might be it's FTTH, apparently it's actually FTTN. 
> (Perhaps depends upon the neighbourhood?)
>  >
>  > Any reason to believe any Wightman effort would actually be FTTH? Trenching 
> for such would seem to be a major cost impediment to pricing being disruptive.
>  >
>  > Or would it only be a limited rollout, more commercial than residential?
>  >
>  >
>  > On 13-10-21 02:32 PM, Cedric Puddy wrote:
>  >> Wightman is good people (I've worked with them in the past through a
>  >> subcontract, and also use their services at a bunch offices we
>  >> support out that way), so them having a presence in town would be of
>  >> interest.
>  >>
>  >> Whether they are able to get the access they need to provide FTTH at
>  >> the sort of disruptive pricing they've accomplished on their home
>  >> turf is a great question, and if they can, it'll be a great win for
>  >> the consumers in KW.
>  >>
>  >> -Cedric
>  >>
>  >> On 2013-10-21, at 2:26 PM, Colin Mackay<zixiekat at gmail.com> wrote:
>  >>
>  >>> So apparently Wightman telecom is opening an office in Kitchener.
>  >>> From a few friends I know in Listowel, they offer FTTH, which
>  >>> includes internet, TV and phone.
>  >>>
>  >>> Not sure if this means they'll be rolling it out in K/W anytime
>  >>> soon (I've emailed them to inquire), but if so, it might be a nice
>  >>> service. From what I've heard it is rather low latency and
>  >>> apparently uses the MS IPTV protocol for TV, which works with
>  >>> MythTV.
>  >>>
>  >>> Just thought I'd throw that out there.
>  >>>
>  >>>
>  >>> -Colin

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