Building the Global Fiber Optics Superhighway

  • C. David Chaffee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Oceans as Superhighway

  3. North America

  4. The Far East

  5. Europe

  6. South America

  7. An Enlightened Global Community

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 133-135

About this book


A re-working of C.D. Chaffee's previously published The Rewiring of America (Academia, 1988), this professional book describes the fiber optics revolution. There have been many changes in the fiber optics field since the book's first publication. These include advances in optical networking; the additional bandwidth created by the Internet and associated data services; liberalization of the global telecommunications industry; and the rewiring of the world's oceans with fiber optics. Building the Global Fiber Optics Superhighway details all these developments. C.D. Chaffee writes: `One thing is clear: as our networks become primarily data-driven, they need to be built differently, to be able to handle data first, but also voice. It is a different way of looking at the world.'


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Authors and affiliations

  • C. David Chaffee
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  1. 1.Chaffee Fibre OpticsEllicott City

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