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Passive Optical Network

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Definition Edit

A Passive Optical Network (PON) is a type of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network in which unpowered optical splitters are utilized to enable a single fiber to be shared by multiple end users.

Overview Edit

There are several varieties of PON currently in use in the United States, including

each of which has its own set of standards and capabilities.

Source Edit

  • The Broadband Availability Gap, OBI Technical Paper No 1, Glossary, at 134 (full-text).

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