Uniti Fiber Invests in Quad Cities

Florida-based Uniti Fiber on Tuesday announced its plans to offer Ethernet services of up to 200 Gbps in the Quad-Cities, twice the speed will hat is available in the cities now. The company said the state-of-the-art data transport system is attractive to the firms that move large packets of data electronically, such as medical centers and schools. The Quad Cities is a region of four counties in northwest Illinois and Southeastern consisting of four principal cities: Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline in Illinois. These 4 cities…

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Light Source Communications Plans to Build New Fiber Route

US based dark optical fiber network provider, Light Source Communications will build a new intercity dark optical fiber route in Georgia. The project is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2017. The new fiber optic route, which is designed to have length of around 320 kilometers will connect Atlanta and Augusta and pass through Athens. The network construction on the new fiber optic route is expected to be completed in 2018. The new route will include eight neutral colocation sites to provide space and power. Once the new…

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Huawei Marine and Tele Greenland Join Hands to Deploy 100G Network

Huawei Marine joins hands with Tele Greenland for the deployment of a 100G network along the Greenlandic Westcoast. The new coalition will also upgrade the capacity of existing Greenland Connect fiber optic cable, which connects Greenland with Iceland/Europe and North America. Huawei says once the new project is completed, the submarine system would be the world’s first 100G submarine network in the norther hemisphere. Greenland is located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans with 80% of the island covered by ice and snow year round. Huawei Marine will supply the…

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Inline Coupler vs. Punch Down Keystone Jack

When DIY a home network, besides the common problems (written in the previous article “Do It Yourself for Your Home Network”), people often feel puzzled about what I should use for my jacks—inline coupler or punch down keystone jack. The first one is easy to install but adds an extra connection to the network. The last one is more cheaper and needs a punch down tool to complete the installation. Today’s article will continue to illustrate the technical differences between them, please read on. What Is Inline Coupler? Before we…

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Introduction to Patch Panels

Different systems have a functional unit that serves as a central location for monitoring and connecting circuits. In the case of optical cabling, patch panels represent the functional unit, which are used to connect and disconnect equipment. Without them, the transmission of data is rendered ineffective. Patch panels allow one to terminate long and troublesome cables so that a signal is connected directly through a patch code to its destination. Patch panels, as a crucial (and often overlooked) element of any interconnected network will be introduced in this article. Why…

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