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  • adj. of or relating to fiber optics


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  • Focusing on Oregon, Sacca and a colleague used maps of power grids and fiber-optic connections to find potential locations.

    In the Plex

  • Had the founders been candid, they would have explained that the capital was being spent on engineering talent, fiber-optic cables, and data centers, creating a nearly insurmountable advantage over their competitors.

    In the Plex

  • Just as Google had taken advantage of the oversupply of data centers in the wake of the dot-com bust, it had a great opportunity to buy fiber-optic cable cheap.

    In the Plex

  • The kidney can now be removed laparoscopically, using tiny incisions and a fiber-optic camera to guide the surgeon, thus avoiding the huge abdominal slice and lengthy recovery time that used to be standard.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • For the very best "1080p" resolution, umi needs a 3.5 megabit per second upload, available only with the most expensive cable modem packages or Verizon Communications Inc. 's FiOS fiber-optic service.

    Cisco Launches 'Umi' Telepresence Box To Turn TVs Into Videophones

  • Consumers can type an address into the map and pull up a list of the local broadband providers, along with details about the types of high-speed connections they offer - such as cable modem service, fiber-optic links or wireless access - and just how fast those connections are.

    Up To 10 Percent In U.S. Lack Good Internet

  • Japan supplied the super-flexible, fiber-optic communications cable that linked the miners to the world above.

    WSJ Credits 'Capitalism' For Saving The Miners, After It Endangered Them

  • Or imagine designer-showcase homes filled with 100% organic cotton sheets that look as if they belong in a five-star hotel, tables hewn by hand from recycled railroad ties, flooring that has not caused the felling of new trees, fiber-optic lighting that uses a fraction of the electricity of traditional lights and geo-thermal heating, provided courtesy of Mother Earth and an expensive heating system.

    Eco-luxe products: Low impact, high price

  • Sure, they will compete where there is Verizon's fiber-optic service, FIOS.

    Art Brodsky: Verizon Shows AT&T (and Google) How the Game Is Played

  • The company has developed a breath monitor for babies that uses fiber-optic technology to monitor subtle breath movement during sleep.

    Innovators Target Global Challenges


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