What can fiber do for you?
This post is a compilation of videos explaining how open access fiber can improve lives
How fiber improves learning outcomes
- Imagine controlling a microscope 1,800 miles away and getting the images on an 8K large screen television
- Imagine letting young students control that microscope with a mouse and having real-time access to leading scientists irrespective of geography
How fiber lowers cost of healthcare
- Imagine giving cancer researchers around the world access to real-time, high resolution data on a tumor or blood sample
How fiber improve grid monitoring
- Imagine “eyes on” everywhere on the electrical grid and being able to pin point faults with high accuracy
How fiber makes cities safer
- Imagine a gun-shot going off in your city and nearby cameras automatically configuring a high resolution live feed to law enforcement officials
How fiber makes cities smarter
- Imagine holding your lawmakers accountable through better monitoring of e-govt services
How fiber reduces cost of connectivity
- Imagine your city creating a virtualized marketplace for internet bandwidth
How fiber works
- Optical fiber is a very thin strand of pure glass, which acts as a waveguide for light over long distances.
- Fiber uses a principal known as “Total Internal Reflection”:
Still want to learn more? Check out this tutorial by Richard Steenbergen.