When we started developing plans for our fiber network, there were a lot of options when choosing how to design it. In the end we chose to go with a GPON style network in order to provide the best service and reliability for the largest number of customers. What exactly is a GPON network though?
GPON stands for Gigabit Passive Optical Network. The key benefit of this style of network is the way it provides customers with service. By utilizing passive splitters in the fiber distribution network, GPON networks become a point-to-multipoint access mechanism. Sounds high-tech, but what does that mean for you, the customer?