Which begs a question: Is Plastic Optical Fiber something new
I stumbled upon this Instructables article:
http://tinyurl.com/c5gfb26 which may or may not be shilling for
But it looks interesting for home use - especially the 3-port +
WAP wall boxes as in: http://tinyurl.com/d3nncfa and the easier
pulling/connecting - if the prices aren't too high.
But when I Google on the subject, very little comes up in the way
of available retail-level equipment.
Is anybody familiar with this stuff?
Is this still an emerging technology in the context of
retail/home LAN/ sales/use?
Or am I not Googling very well?
We see periodic announcements of scientists and manufacturers coming
up with fiber to chip interfaces. So far, none of them have become
When they do break the cost barrier, a LOT of things will change.
The bandwidth reaching your computer will be enormous.
Right now, FIOS terminates the fiber at the house. From then on
everything is copper, the phone, the TV and your computer(s).
Especially for the computer, a computer attached directly to a fibre
will be amazing.
Similarly for the TV, a short burst of data could put an hour long
show into your TV.
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