Corning surges on fiber; Feds welch on E-rate? - The week's top stories
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Investment watchdog the Motley Fool reports that "Corning Inc. is enjoying a very good year. While its stock price is up nearly 30% year to date...its impressive run looks to continue for some time yet, judging by its recently reported third-quarter results." Fiber-optic cable manufacturing represents the company's second-largest income-earning division.
The winner of the Cabling Skills Challenge, held at BICSI’s 2018 Winter Conference next February, will be named 'Installer of the Year' and earn a $5,000 cash prize.
Education Week's Ben Herold reveals that "hundreds of state and local efforts to connect rural and remote schools to fiber-optic networks have been delayed or rejected by federal officials during the past two years, jeopardizing the push to bring high-speed internet to the country's hardest-to-connect classrooms."
CircleID's Martin Geddes contends that "5G...is trapped inside a category error about the nature of packet networking, and this means it is in trouble."
Among the national railroad corporation's highest priorities was a converged network capable of providing high-bandwidth and wireless connectivity for up to 500 users housed throughout the four floors of newly remodeled office space.
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