Re: fiber optic trunks
- KMI Corporation publishes all sorts of Fiber Optic market data,
including maps. Like most publicly available maps, they don't
give you exact placement, but they give more information than
what's available at most other places. Check out the web page
at: http://www.kmicorp.com/maps/northamerican.htm Unfortunately
they are so expensive you may not be able to afford them... I
think they start at $300 each. (They must have to pay a lot of
cartographers to walk around the country side looking for fiber.
There is plenty of literature on troubleshooting and procedures.
If you look on your favorite book-selling web site, you may
want to narrow your search a little since "fiber optics" will
encompass a lot of different things. Check out topics like
SONET, Outside [cable] Plant, Wave Division Multiplexing, etc.
You may also be able to get subscriptions to trade magazines
like Lightwave ( http://www.light-wave.com )or Outside Plant
Magazine ( http://www.ospmag.com/ ).
> Does anyone know where I can find information
>about fiber optic telecommunications (specifically
>large fiber optic networks, locations, troubleshooting
>procedures) in the US? I am studying modern
>infrastructure but have little knowledge of fiber
>Thanks in advance, Ray Newell