An optical fiber system is provided which allows customers to access the
system at points between huts (facilities where regional optical fiber
cables are available for connection). A long-haul optical fiber system
may be disposed between a first long-haul node and a second long-haul
node. A regional optical fiber may then be disposed between the first
long-haul node and the second long-haul node, and may have an access
point at a hut disposed between the first long-haul node and the second
long-haul node. An access optical fiber may be disposed between the first
node and the second node and may have an access point at the hut, as well
as at one or more points between the hut and the first long-haul node.
The access optical fiber and the regional optical fiber may be coupled to
a switch at the hut.