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BPON: Broadband Passive Optical Network
Broadband Passive Optical Network (BPON) is renamed from the ATM PON (APON) which is defined by the Full Service Access Network (FSAN) group. Since using of the term APON led users to believe that only ATM services could be provided to end-users, the FSAN decided to broaden the name to Broadband PON (BPON). BPON systems offer numerous broadband services including Ethernet access and video distribution.