The Rewiring of America The Fiber Optics Revolution  - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121663605, 9780323158923

The Rewiring of America The Fiber Optics Revolution

1st Edition

Authors: C Chaffee
eBook ISBN: 9780323158923
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1987
Page Count: 254
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Description

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


Details

No. of pages:
254
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323158923

About the Author

C Chaffee