Feeling Wired

The fiber leg between the Office and the Auto Shop at MHS has been repaired!  With the new 12-strand fiber we were able to light 3 pairs to provide direct fiber connections to 3 outlying buildings: the South Gym, Building Trades and the Snack Bar in the Football Field.  Previously these had been daisy-chained from one building to another.  While it certainly works, the fault tolerance is relatively low as a problem on any leg could have brought down the whole chain…now a single point of failure will only bring down one segment.  Furthermore, there is increased bandwidth to each building as they do not need to all pass through the same cable to get to the main hub.

This is one of the many infrastructure improvements that will be done over the next few years.  Next up will be the Science network drop at AHS!