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2014-04-04 23:21:49

Training initiative will improve workforce skills, productivity and FTTH uptake through FTTH training in the region. Tukwila, WA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, has been endorsed by FTTH Council Asia-Pacific to enhance fiber-to-the-home (FTTx) training programs in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The training initiative will improve workforce skills, productivity and FTTH uptake through FTTH training in the region. Through this partnership,...

2014-03-31 08:35:30

Savings from Optical LAN can cover an average teacher's salary SANTA FE, N.M., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adopting advanced technology to prepare students for the future, Santa Fe Public Schools (SFPS) is deploying a new type of local area network (LAN) that uses fiber optics. Optical LAN provides gigabit speeds to students, teachers and classrooms to augment digital learning. The SFPS Board of Education's goal is to ensure efficient and effective IT systems and operations,...

2014-03-26 04:21:35

BERN, Switzerland, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The DECT Forum, the international association of the wireless consumer and enterprise communication industry, is pleased to announce that first products, which successfully passed the Security Certification of the DECT Forum, are available from full members Aastra (a Mitel company), Ascom, Panasonic and Plantronics. All certified devices, which are allowed to carry the Security logo, are listed on the website of the DECT...

2014-03-13 08:31:12

Metro Development Group and Bright House Networks Partner to Bring Florida Communities Ultra-High-Speed Technology TAMPA, Fla., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Development Group (MDG) and Bright House Networks announced their plans today to build Florida's first all fiber Gigabit communities, making them the fastest and most advanced Broadband networks ever offered within any residential Florida community. Model homes, with built-in fiber connections, are set to open in the...

2014-03-10 23:23:35

Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, is re-launching its popular webinar series. Tukwila, WA and Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Light Brigade, AFL’s education and training division, is re-launching its popular webinar series. Hosted by the industry’s premiere online magazine, Lightwave, Light Brigade will release free, live webinars each month covering relevant topics for the fiber optics industry, including fiber optic safety, fiber and cable management...

2014-02-26 23:27:58

FORETHOUGHT.net continues its expansion on its gigabit fiber broadband. Now, the tenants of 2330 Broadway can get gigabit fiber internet service from FORETHOUGHT.net. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 FORETHOUGHT.net, one of Colorado’s largest independent internet providers, announced today that it offers gigabit fiber internet broadband to multi-tenant buildings including 2330 Broadway, Broadway Plaza in Denver, Colorado. FORETHOUGHT.net president, Jawaid Bazyar, says “We are...

2014-02-19 16:26:16

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro announced that San Antonio is on a short list of cities working with Google to explore the possibility of bringing the ultra high-speed Google Fiber broadband network to the city. Today's average American broadband speed is 9.8 Megabits per second. In contrast, Google Fiber could bring San Antonio residents access to "Gigabit" Internet connections up to 1,000 Megabits per second--or up to 100...

2014-02-19 04:22:53

Bend Optimized For FTTx, Metropolitan, and Backhaul Networks STOCKHOLM, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FTTH Europe, Stand S23 -- OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative fibre optic network products, has introduced AllWave(®)+ Zero Water Peak (ZWP) Single-Mode Optical fibre, a full-spectrum fibre that can bend to the demands of FTTx, Metro, and Backhaul networks. AllWave+ fibre offers the same exceptional performance and specifications as OFS' award winning...

2014-02-18 04:22:01

Fiber-to-the-home technology will help Swisscom achieve its target of connecting nearly one third of Swiss households to high-speed broadband services by 2015 PARIS, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is enabling leading Swiss telecommunications provider Swisscom to bring ultra-broadband access speeds of up to 1 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to one million households in metropolitan areas of Switzerland. Swisscom is using Alcatel-Lucent's Intelligent...

2014-02-11 23:27:00

Vermont communities find FTTH solution to bring state-of-the-art Internet and telephone service to homes and businesses in participating towns. Montreal, Quebec and Royalton, Vermont (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 FONEX Data Systems Inc., a leading telecom equipment supplier focused on providing solutions for metro-edge, access and CPE portions of the network, and Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in all IP multi-service access solutions, serving more than 750 of the...