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Fiber optics pathway to City Hall

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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Gerald Skidman, foreground, and Joe Laws, both from Triple B Boring, work at this concrete crossroads that will connect the cable to the telephone pole and run it across Poinsett Street to city hall.

Gerald Skidman, foreground, and Joe Laws, both from Triple B Boring, work at this concrete crossroads that will connect the cable to the telephone pole and run it across Poinsett Street to city hall.

Greer City Hall is preparing to receive fiber optic cable from Charter to speed up connections and provide a backup

Triple B Boring set a 680-foot path along School Street.

The project is expected to take between 90-120 days, with anticipated completion by late May, said Steve Owens, communications supervisor at Greer City Hall.

Owens said the fiber optic cable will provide multiple benefits, including faster connections due to wider bandwidth. That will also be a benefit for those who take advantage of wireless Internet in Greer City Park, Owens said.

“Phones will also be on the system via PRI (Primary Rate Interface), a high-capacity service.  A key benefit of dual trunks is load sharing so neither should be overloaded,” Owens said.

If one trunk fails, all users will switch to the other to prevent down time and allowing services to continue.

 

 

 

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