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Definition[]

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[]

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[]

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