In a 45-page analysis titled, “Telecommunications Competition: The Infrastructure-Investment Race,” Dr. Anna-Maria Kovacs examines the United States’ regulations that are forcing companies to build and maintain copper-based legacy telephone networks and the impact these have on the communications industry. Read More
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For years, Southeast Missouri had been looking for ways to attract businesses to the region, and they finally found the answer through fiber optics. With the help of AT&T, the city of Bonne Terre, Missouri will now be home to an 84-acre fiber-lit business park designated, AT&T Fiber Park. Read More
Earlier this month, the John G. McCullough Free Library in North Bennington joined three other Vermont public libraries on a high-speed, high-capacity fiber optic network. The network provides the libraries with 100mbps of shared bandwidth for Internet access along with wireless access. Read More
According to a study released by ElectroniCast Consultants earlier this month, the worldwide consumption of fiber optic networks should only ontinue to grow through 2018. ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market researcher and technology forecast consultant in the fiber optics industry, said that fiber optic technology is thriving thanks to its dramatically faster transfer rates than other technologies and the emerging global reliance on data centers. Read More
The southern city of Danville, VA achieved both fame and fortune through tobacco and textiles during the 19th century. Yet, when tobacco farming died out, and textiles were moved abroad to find cheaper labor, Danville suffered. A lack of jobs and nontransferable skillsets drove the town to near economic collapse.
Fibertech Networks, a metro-based fiber optic network provider serving the Eastern and Central United States regions, announced last week that it has deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and Service Delivery Switches on its over 9,000 mile fiber optic route that services more than 8,000 lit buildings. Read More
Mid-Atlantic managed connectivity and cloud communications service provider Telegia Communications recently relocated their corporate offices to a fiber-rich technology park in Frederick, MD. Telecom and network upgrades were major motivators behind the move. Read More
On September 17, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day with a 35-point gain, but that wasn’t the end to a good day for Alliance Fiber Optic Products. The California-based technology company continued to be a hot stock in after-hours trading.
On Wednesday, September 25, Twitter initiated Twitter Alerts, an emergency alert program for users, providing subscribers real time emergency notifications from sources like FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, the American Red Cross, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Read More
Slow and unreliable Internet service plagued Vernon, California until the city decided to become a local service provider. Throughout the Southern California region, miles of fiber optic cables were being underused. Read More
Internet traffic can be transmitted through submarine cables or satellites. As the demand for faster broadband services increases, submarine fiber optic cables have experienced a boom because of their high level of transmission efficiency. In addition to faster speeds, these undersea cables provide increased reliability, security, capacity and are comparatively cost-efficient. Read More
North Carolina is a well-known state for higher education, with numerous universities, such as Duke, Wake Forest and UNC, pushing the boundaries of technology. Yet, many businesses and residents struggle with limited or non-existent Internet access. Read More