Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • Learn about careers in fiber optics. The Fiber Optic Association, as the international professional society of fiber optics, gets many inquiries from people interested in careers in fiber optics. This video was created to introduce the newcomer - particularly the student in Jr. High or High School - to the types of careers that exist in fiber optics, how to learn more about them and how to prepar...

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • FOA gets calls all the time from users planning a fiber optic network. Quite a few are about building their own FTTH - fiber to the home - systems. Here is an example of another successful DIY (do it yourself) FTTH network, Connect Anza, the Internet service of a rural electrical cooperative in Southern California. Be sure to see Lecture 45, an overview of DIY FTTH, and Lecture 46 about another D...

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • Today everybody needs more bandwidth in their Internet connections. FOA is often contacted by many people who want to know how they build their own FTTH network - real estate developers, small utilities or coops, etc. We've helped some of these projects and they want to share their experiences with others to help them be successful also. This video features Southern Fiberworx of Cordele, GA, USA....

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • Today everybody needs bandwidth in their Internet connections. We're streaming video"OTT" - over the top instead of having a CATV connection - maybe multiple videos at one time on a single connection to the home - and talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). Only fiber optics can provide this kind of bandwidth. But many people live in areas where their telephone, CATV or ISP (Internet service ...

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • We hear about fiber optics all the time - it's in the news whenever we hear articles about high tech, the Internet and communications, and many communities are getting "fiber to the home." FOA is focused on educating the workforce that installs and operates these fiber optic networks and we're always helping STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers introduce fiber optics to youn...

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • Look what our friends over at the Cade Museum's Fab Lab engineering camp for kids are up to....These are a modern spin on the 1800s porcelain Litho panes. Great job inspiring the kids to love technology, Patty Lipka! Doing a great job inspiring our future engineers to love technology! Please check out Cades amazing youth programs: http://www.cademuseum.org/fab-lab.html

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • MPO fiber optic connectors are multifiber array connectors that have from 12 to 72 fibers in a single connector. These connectors are typically used in prefab (preterminated) fiber optic cabling systems or parallel optics links. They have some unique characteristics in their design and use that users need to understand to implement them successfully. This video will look at their unique features a...

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • Distributed antenna systems (DAS) are used to extend cellular wireless service into buildings or facilities where wireless signals cannot penetrate like tunnels or provide multiple antennas to service large numbers of users in areas like convention centers, airports or sports facilities. This video describes the need for DAS, types of DAS sytems and discusses the issues of network and cabling desi...

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • At FOA we get many questions about maintaining fiber optic networks. Should fibers be tested regularly? Should connectors be cleaned and inspected? Should comm equipment be checked for power levels? Well, fiber optics is the most reliable communications medium and it has little need for maintenance. So this video tells you what we think is the best way to ensure your fiber optic network is reliabl...

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • Data centers are one of the fastest growing applications of technology, expanding to satisfy the demand for Internet videos, Cloud Computing and the whole world's demand for data. A lot has been written and said about data centers, covering design, power. cooling, security, but less on the options for cabling. Here the FOA presents an unbiased view of cabling based on our own research and feedbac...

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
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  • Everyone's talking about "Smart Cities" but what makes a city smart? It's a combination of services that will be delivered over an extensive fiber optic network. This video examines an advanced Smart City, Santa Monica, California, and looks the current services that make it a smart city today and what possible services can be delivered in a Smart City over fiber in the future.

Hudson Fiber Network
Hudson Fiber Network
YouTube Video
  • Learn about careers in fiber optics. The Fiber Optic Association, as the international professional society of fiber optics, gets many inquiries from people interested in careers in fiber optics. This video was created to introduce the newcomer - particularly the student in Jr. High or High School - to the types of careers that exist in fiber optics, how to learn more about them and how to prepar...

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