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Google Fiber to bring FTTH to four southeastern cities, looks at five more

Google Fiber has announced that it plans to expand into four markets in the southeastern U.S. The company says it will build out fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure in a total of 18 cities within the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham metro areas.

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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

Thu Oct 23 15:04:00 CDT 2014
Most of the hullabaloo around silicon photonics has centered on its application to data center networks. But presentations and announcements at last month’s ECOC in Cannes, France, indicate the technology will play on the line side as well. For example, Acacia Communications used the show to further publicize its use of sili...
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The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...

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