The Rewiring of America The Fiber Optics Revolution

The Rewiring of America The Fiber Optics Revolution

1st Edition - December 28, 1987

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  • Author: C Chaffee
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158923

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The Rewiring of America: The Fiber Optics Revolution provides a comprehensive discussion on the progression of fiber optics technology in America. The book discusses several issues concerning the introduction of fiber optics, such as its history, the initial reaction of the public, applications, and possible future of the technology. The text first tackles the essential issues, specifically the history of fiber optics such as its birth, introduction to the public, popular opinions, and the challenges of its implementation. The book explains how several telecommunication corporations use such technology to its full potential to improve their services. Other industries such as computing and the military, which were exploring fiber optics, are also discussed along with applications to different fields, such as medicine, entertainment, transportation, and space exploration. The text also discusses the future of fiber optics, especially the role it will play in American society. The book will be of great use to any readers who are interested in information technology, communication engineering, and similar fields, especially those who are interested in American technology.

Table of Contents


  • Prologue

    Chapter 1 Birth of a Technology

    Chapter 2 Fiber Optics: First Steps

    Chapter 3 The Battle for Acceptance

    Chapter 4 Fiber Scores Its First Breakthroughs

    Chapter 5 The Economics of Fiber

    Chapter 6 Divestiture's Impact

    Chapter 7 Rewiring the Countryside

    Chapter 8 Rewiring the Cities

    Chapter 9 The Business of Fiber Optics

    Chapter 10 Revitalizing the Computer Industry

    Chapter 11 Refitting the U.S. Military

    Chapter 12 "The Oceans Will Be Littered with Fiber"

    Chapter 13 A World of Applications

    Chapter 14 Networks of Tomorrow

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 254
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: December 28, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158923

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C Chaffee

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