FDA 32C....FDA 27B....
Can someone point me to a map, or equivalent resource, that would reveal the boundaries of the areas folks are using to discuss the fiber deployment?
Thank you in advance!
Dane posted a partial map of Berkeley here, back in March, showing FDA (fiber distribution area) boundaries, though it doesn’t identify them.
To identify my own FDA, I’ve relied on the Sonic notices posted on utility poles designated to hold LCP (local convergence point) cabinets. A pole in my neighborhood has a notice referring to “Sonic Project Number: 1607-FDA 27C-2847,” which tells me that the cabinet mounted on that pole will support FDA 27C. I see from the map that the pole is in the same FDA as my residence, so I conclude that my residence is in FDA 27C.
If Sonic has installed fiber on your street, you can follow it back to your LCP. Even if the cabinet hasn’t yet been mounted, you can recognize the LCP by the roll (or rolls) of fiber cable hanging from the pole. If you’re lucky, the notice will still be on the pole and that will tell you your FDA.
If this all seems somewhat roundabout, it is. If anyone knows of a publicly accessible map showing Berkeley FDA numbers, I’d love to know about it.