Stories About: fiber optics

Here’s a way to speed up binge watching

Here’s a way to speed up binge watching

By Richard Arneson Five million HD movies. That’s how many can now be downloaded in a single second. That translates to 26.2 terabits of data each tick of the clock, which is the record recently set by Infinera, an optical communications equipment manufacturer based in Sunnyvale, California. What may be even more surprising is that…

Busting myths about fiber optics

Busting myths about fiber optics

By Richard Arneson How often do you and your buddies sit around and talk about fiber optics? That little, huh. It would be a bit like chewing the fat about your home’s electrical wiring. Sure, it could happen, but conversations related to politics, sports, religion, et al. will probably trump wiring every time. Fiber optics…

A Fiber Optic First

A Fiber Optic First

By Richard Arneson It’s one of those “Do you remember where you were when…?” questions, at least for those at least fifty-years-old. And it didn’t just affect those in northern, hockey-friendly states. People as far south as Texas stopped their cars at the side of the road and began honking their car horns, then breaking…