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SFGate: SBC and Microsoft
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/06/23/MNGVR7AI711.DTL
SBC Communications Inc.
http://www.sbc.com/gen/press-room?pid=5838
How Stuff Works: How Fiber Optics Work
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/fiber-optic.htm
Fiber Optic Reference Guide: A Brief History
http://www.fiber-optics.info/fiber-history.htm
PC World: Has Your Broadband Had Its Fiber?
http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,117684,00.asp
Telephony Online
http://telephonyonline.com/ar/telecom_breaking_meg_barrier/index.htm

This article from SFGate reports on the recent negotiations between SBC and Microsoft (1) and the implications of the new technology for Internet and television access. This website from SBC (2) provides video footage and background information on their initiative called Project Lightspeed. This initiative is based largely on fiber technology, which is described further on this website from How Stuff Works (3). This website (4) provides a brief history of fiber optics technology along with links to sections on the applications of fiber optics and more basics on transmission. This article from PC World (5) discusses how fiber optics became a viable option. This article from Telephony Online 6)reviews some of the challenges that remain.
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Alternate Title Recent news coverage describes a collaboration between SBC Communications and Microsoft to combine telephone, television and internet access under one highspeed network connection. This Topic in Depth explores fiber optic technology, its history and implications.
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Date of Scout Publication 1999-11-30
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/NSDL/MET/2004/met-041119#TopicInDepth

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