Glossary of Terms

BSW

Buried Service Wire

CD

Chromatic Dispersion

COEI

Central Office Equipment Installation

FiOS

generically, Fiber Optic Service specifically as a trademark, Fiber to the Home Service as offered by Verizon

FTCT

Fiber to the Cell Site

FTTH

Fiber to the Home

FTTP

Fiber to the Premise

HICAP

High Capacity Data Circuit; usually 56kb or higher

I/O

Inside or outside premise wiring

IOF

Inter Office Fiber

I&R

Install and Repair

MDU

Multi Dwelling Unit

MTU

Multi Tenant Unit

NID

Network interface Device ; generically a protector

NIJ

Network Interface Jack

ORL

Optical Return Loss

OSP

Outside Plant

OTDR

Optical Time Domain Reflectometer

PIC

Plastic Insulated Cable

PMD

Polarization Mode Dispersion

SFU

Single Family Unit

SSP

Single Source Provider

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