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BC Ministry of Transport: Fibre Reference Guide

Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (First Edition 2019) Fibre optic cable is becoming a crucial component for public agencies and many are deciding their own fibre networks are the right direction. Installing, operating and maintaining a fibre network is relatively new to the public sector and there is increasing demand for […]

A – Z Fibre Optic Terms Definitions

We are pleased to provide a full glossary of terms and definitions from A – Z: Absorption – The portion of optical attenuation in optical fiber resulting from the conversion of optical power to heat .Caused by impurities in the fiber such as hydroxyl ions. Abrasive – A material such as silicon carbide, aluminum oxide, […]

Government of Canada invests over $5 million to bring high-speed Internet to over 3,300 households in British Columbia

Rural British Columbians to benefit from increased connectivity to high-speed Internet Today, Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced over $5 million in funding for ispeed Communications, Swift Internet and TELUS to bring high-speed Internet to over 3,300 […]

How To Build Rural Broadband, Learning From History

Rural Broadband FTTH FTTP

Source: You can spend hours reading about the lack of broadband in rural America. Here are two recent examples from the FCC and The Verge. But while AT&T CEO John Stankey told Wall St. analysts that he doesn’t think there is any way to extend fiber to rural areas at all, FOA has worked […]

Commonly Used Fibre Optic Terms and their Definitions

Source: Download speedThe speed at which the user receives data from the Internet — for example, the speed at which a large file can be downloaded from a website. Fibre optic lineA type of cable that uses glass threads or plastic fibres to transmit data using pulses of light. Fibre can offer much faster […]

FOA Safety Rules for Fibre Optics:

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For the Full Article: 1. Keep all food and beverages out of the work area. If fiber particles are ingested they can cause internal hemorrhaging. 2. Always wear safety glasses with side shields to protect your eyes from fiber shards or splinters. Treat fiber optic splinters the same as you would treat glass splinters. […]

COVID-19 Directives

To our valued customers, partners, suppliers and team, during the ongoing pandemic caused by #COVID-19, The Axis Group wants to assure you that we are here to support you while promoting the health and safety of all citizens in the communities in which we live and work. We’ve implemented teleworking where applicable and stringent cleanliness […]

Metropolitan Fibre and Smart Cities

Source: Fiber is essential to supporting the development of “Smart Cities.” Defining a Smart City is not easy as it is broad in scope and requires forecasting the development of new technologies. Also few of those involved in the various aspects of what makes up a Smart City have the same view of what […]

Fibre Optics Projects for Class Labs or a Science Fair

Source: We have gotten many requests for projects involving fibre optic communications for science fairs and K-12 science class projects. We thought we’d share with you the projects we developed for our own kids in the scouts and has been used in classrooms and science fairs. We’ve added a few more advanced exercises to […]