North America is benefiting from a surge in Fiber to the Home deployment fueled by pandemic driven work at home and surging bandwidth demand. As higher density areas are built out with fiber, rural areas have become the next target facilitated by the $20.4B Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to help bring Gigabit symmetrical connectivity across the nation. Whether supported by RDOF or not, Rural FTTH can be cost effectively designed and constructed using the latest fiber optic cabling systems.
In this webinar you will gain understanding of what is driving fiber into rural areas, and how to design and specify the fiber network to serve current and future needs.
Presented by: John George, Senior Director, Solutions and Professional Services, OFS
John George has served with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and now OFS in various engineering and marketing roles. He currently leads the Solutions and Professional Services group for OFS’s optical fiber, cable, connectivity, and solutions business. John has published and presented numerous papers and articles on fiber optics and FTTH and been active in Industry standards. John has been active in forming IEEE, IEC and TIA optical fiber related standards, and has been an active member of the Fiber Broadband Association (former FTTH Council) from its founding year of 2001, serving on its board of directors since 2008. John has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Engineering Administration from Virginia Tech, and holds 9 patents
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX), and specialty photonics products. They provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications, including telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace and defense. These products help their customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, both today and into the future. Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S.A., OFS is a global provider with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia and the United States. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric Company, a multibillion-dollar leader in optical communications.