Bob Pollock named new FOLS chair

June 26, 2001 Bob Pollock of Corning Cable Systems has been named chair of the Fiber Optics LAN Section of the Telecommunications Industry Association for 2001.

June 26, 2001 Bob Pollock of Corning Cable Systems has been named chair of the Fiber Optics LAN Section of the Telecommunications Industry Association for 2001. Now starting its eighth year, the Fiber Optics LAN Section is dedicated to educating users about the benefits that glass optical fiber can bring to the horizontal cabling portion of local area networks. The FOLS serves as a resource for users who would like to learn more about the benefits and application of this medium, providing technical information, resource directories, case histories, and information on evolving standards.

The mission of FOLS and its charter members is to debunk some of the misconceptions that exist about using fiber in the horizontal cabling portions of LANs. "Let's face it," said Pollock, Director of Marketing at Corning Cable Systems. "Copper has been used in the horizontal for a long time and network managers need compelling reasons to switch to fiber. FOLS aims to show them that those reasons—high bandwidth requirements, network scalability, reliability, and cost efficiency—are here today."

Information on the FOLS, along with technical, application, and standards information can be found at the company's web site at www.fols.org.

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