The Fiber Optic Association
Links To Websites Covering Fiber Optic Topics
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Magazines/Websites
Lightwave Magazine
Electrical Contractor
TED, The Electrical Distributor
America's Network
US Tech
Fibre Systems (UK)
Outside Plant
CED
Electrical Advertiser Magazine
Communications News
Electronic House Online
Cabling Installation and Maintenance
PennWell Publishing more than Lightwave and CI&M
Wire Technology
Telephony
Opto and Laser Europe (IOP Publishing)
Information Gatekeepers - publishers of 31 newsletters in telecom, fiber optics, POF, free samples available
Photonics Spectra
Developing Telecoms, the telecom business in developing countries
 
 

Professional Societies & Trade Associations
 
American National Standards Institute
Associated Builders & Contractors
BICSI
The Fibre Channel Association
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
International Engineering Consortium (IEC)
IEC / CEI - International Electrotechnical Commission
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
National Center for Construction Education and Research
National Fire Protection Association
National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
National System Contractors Association
Optical Society of America (OSA)
SPIE
Society of Cable Television Engineers (SCTE)
Electronic Industries Association (EIA)
EIA/TIA Fiber Optic LAN Section(FOLS)
National Electrical Contractors Association Installation Standards
Comm News' Guide to Industry Associations
Fiber To The Home Council
POFTO - The Plastic Optical Fiber Trade Organization
New England Fiberoptic Council
 


Miscellaneous Pages
 
Dig Safe:Common Ground Alliance or http://www.call811.com/
 Wireville-Heard On The Street - news of the cabling industry every month
Market Research:
IGI Group
KMI/CRU
Lennie Lightwave's Guide To Fiber Optics - the place to begin learning about fiber optics
Global Engineering Documents - the source for almost every standard
Everything you ever wanted to know about Ethernet!
Optoelectronics World - Online Buyers Guide
UL - Underwriter's Laboratories
Listing of Telecom Acronyms
DataCottage, a UK page on Network Cabling
The Fibre Channel Industry Association
The Token Ring FAQ
LAN FAQs
Information on Free Space Optics
SONET
Optical Communications And Networking Timeline
Jeff Hecht's Fiber Optic Chornology and a Short History of Fiber Optics
Line-Man.com - resources for the OSP lineman
FFFT blog - regular updates on FTTH activities
Fiber Optic Lighting - The FOA is really focused on fiber optics in communications, but we get requests for information on lighting. Here is a website that has some very good tutorials on fiber optic lighting. Here is a site with lots of FO Lighting products (including shoelaces!)


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