Inventing the (Fiber Optic) Future

The Inside Story About the Dawning of the Fiber Optic Era, from Pioneering Inventor Peter Schultz – Before 1972, the southern New York company Corning was known mainly for making TV picture tubes and for the iconic cookware bearing its name. But behind the scenes, the work of a small group of scientists was about to dramatically change the company’s legacy while

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EPON — An All Fiber Access Network

By Steven Harris – The focus of the rest of the article is how Ethernet is transforming the access network providing our cable subscribers connectivity via a passive optical network (PON) that uses IEEE Ethernet frames. PONs that use the Ethernet protocol are called Ethernet passive optical networks or EPONs.

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