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In less than
half a century, fiber optics has revolutionized communications and to a
large extent, society in general. Broadband, what many today call high
speed Internet access, has become a necessity for everyone, not a
luxury. The technology that makes broadband possible is fiber optics,
connecting the continents, cities, and just about everybody. Even fiber
to the home (FTTH) brings broadband to hundreds of millions worldwide.
How did we get from an era when communications was making a telephone
call or sending a telegram to today’s world where every piece of
information – and misinformation – is available at the click of a mouse
or touch on a screen? How did we get from a time when a phone was
connected on copper wires to being able to connect practically anywhere
on a handheld device with more computing power than was available to
scientists and engineers only decades ago?
How does broadband work? Without fiber optics it would not work.
This book will try to explain not only fiber broadband it works, but how
it was developed. It is perhaps as much a history book as a textbook.
It is intended to be an introduction to communications technology
appropriate for a communications course in junior high, high school or
college or for anyone who just wonders how all this stuff works.
About The Author
Jim Hayes has been involved in the fiber optic industry since the late
1970s as an entrepreneur, educator and author. He is President and a
co-founder of the Fiber Optic Association, the international
professional association for fiber optics. He is involved in creating
the FOA knowledge base and training programs at FOA. He has written 10
books and hundreds of articles about fiber optics.
About the Author
Jim Hayes, current FOA President, has over 30 years experience
in the fiber optic communications industry as an technologist,
entrepreneur and trainer. He is a co-founder of the FOA, author
of several textbooks on fiber optics and a columnist for several