Fiber Optics: Worth Reading

The FOA is constantly reading about what is going on in the fiber world. Here are some interesting articles/news that we would like to share.
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Google’s Founders Wanted to Shape a City. Toronto Is Their Chance.

Here’s an opportunity to develop “the world’s first neighborhood built from the internet up,” but will humans be put first?

Maybe Google’s focus is moving away from fiber to “Loons”

A breakthrough in Alphabet’s balloon-based internet project means it might actually work

Alphabets Project Loon internet balloon effort just made a major breakthrough

Will the "Internet of Things" kill the Internet?

Can anyone keep us safe from a weaponized ‘Internet of Things?’

How easy a target are you for business and identity theft? Here are 6 tips on how to handle your passwords to protect against business and identity theft:

Google Fiber Acquires ISP That Does WiFi As Well As FTTH

Google Fiber Acquires ISP That Does WiFi As Well As FTTH

One of our new instructors wanted to know how submarine cables were built and installed. He found this cool video on YouTube.

One of our new instructors wanted to know how submarine cables were built and installed. He found this cool video on YouTube.

Is glass a liquid and does glass in windows "flow" over time ? And age-old myth.

Is glass a liquid and does glass in windows "flow" over time ? And age-old myth.

Most Americans want to let cities build and sell homegrown Internet service

Most Americans want to let cities build and sell homegrown Internet service

Seventy percent say towns should be allowed to compete with big, established ISPs.

Smart cities need broadband investment

Tens of billions in cloud infrastructure spending illustrate how real the shift to the cloud is.

"Dig once” bill could bring fiber Internet to much of the US

“Dig once” bill could bring fiber Internet to much of the US

However, little work has been performed to illustrate the effect of this new standard (POE++) on the connectivity. Heat rise and cable arcing could have harmful effects on cabling system performance when those cables are carrying 100W PoE.” (Panduit)

However, little work has been performed to illustrate the effect of this new standard (POE++) on the connectivity. Heat rise and cable arcing could have harmful effects on cabling system performance when those cables are carrying PoE.

Google Fiber-owned Webpass is bringing its wireless gigabit internet to Denver

Google Fiber-owned Webpass is bringing its wireless gigabit internet to Denver

Internet Providers, Denver Colorado, San Francisco, Fiber, San Francisco Bay

Google internet balloon plan snagged in Sri Lanka: minister

Parent Alphabet’s plan is to broadcast signals to islands via Internet hubs floating metres high. Only 42 million of the archipelago nation’s 250 million citizens now have web access.

The number of employees being reassigned to other Google jobs is 200. McCray comes from a contractor that does OSP and wireless.

Alphabet restructures Google Fiber, names Greg McCray as CEO

The number of employees being reassigned to other Google jobs is 200. McCray comes from a contractor that does OSP and wireless.

Fiber Broadband Wars of 2017:   Google Fiber 2.0 targets the city where it will stage its comeback, as AT&T Fiber prepares to go nuclear  As Google Fiber is sorting out its next moves, ground zero in the gigabit wars has emerged in Louisville, Kentucky, where AT&T Fiber has talked big but signed up very few gigabit customers.

Fiber Broadband Wars of 2017: Google Fiber 2.0 targets the city where it will stage its comeback, as AT&T Fiber prepares to go nuclear As Google Fiber is sorting out its next moves, ground zero in the gigabit wars has emerged in Louisville, Kentucky, where AT&T Fiber has talked big but signed up very few gigabit customers.

Verizon is reportedly in talks to merge with Charter, America’s second-biggest cable company

Verizon is reportedly in talks to merge with Charter, America’s second-biggest cable company

Verizon is reportedly in talks to merge with Charter Americas second-biggest cable company

Google Fiber in San Antonio on hold over local complaints to key infrastructure placement

Google Fiber in San Antonio on hold over local complaints to key infrastructure placement

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