Sunday, March 16, 2014

Google Fiber - Phase II Fiberhood

I went to check out a fiberhood under construction in phase II for KC since I heard they were using different vaults this time.

Looks like they moved away from the NewBasis polymer concrete enclosures to Channell Corp thermoplastic enclosures. Grade Level Boxes (GLB®) for Broadband and Telecommunications

It may be hard to see but they were ordered with the green cover, no logo, stainless steel L-bolt on the large vault and plastic L-bolt on the small vault.

New large vault (Maybe not the best example for a picture - the rest I saw were placed with more care.)
New small vault

LCP with new thermoplastic vault.
This is the same Clearfield FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center Cabinet that was used before.

The inside of a newly installed LCP. (Before the cassettes and fiber have been installed.)
The splitters are 1:16. This cabinet has 48 distribution fibers coming in that can feed 288 homes (aka access fibers).

Update 4/19/2015:

Outside view of new NID. Not sure if this replaces the old NID or if both are in use now.

Old NID OptiNID 300 DM000795
New NID 3M NID NID-FO-2724
Inside view of new NID before fiber has been spliced to the pigtail.
(i.e. first step of fiber being installed at a house)

Second step - fiber sliced inside the NID is shown on an older blog post here.

Update 5/21/2015:

Google Fiber is going back and replacing some (if not all) of thermoplastic vaults because of issues with vehicles parking on them and causing damage. New areas may be installed with only the polymer concrete vaults.

1 comment:

wbigcount said...

The LCP they just put in near 108th and 291 look the same as the one you posted earlier.