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By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2004-10-18 Print this article Print

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  • ColoTraq offers prospective bandwidth buyers a portal into the world of carrier hotels, dark-fiber resources and managed services
  • An Illinois city revives a ring of not merely dark, but also almost forgotten, fiber as a foundation for improved business competitiveness
  • A Highbeam Research paper, available to members or free-trial subscribers, warns that simple dark-fiber leasing isnt always superior to purchase of managed services
  • The International Telecommunication Union publishes a compact summary describing CWDM fundamentals and standards
  • Atcom Inc.s site offers a tutorial on fiber-optic testing techniques and equipment
  • NetPlane Systems looks at opportunities for improved network control on end-to-end optical connections

    Peter Coffee is Director of Platform Research at, where he serves as a liaison with the developer community to define the opportunity and clarify developersÔÇÖ technical requirements on the companyÔÇÖs evolving Apex Platform. Peter previously spent 18 years with eWEEK (formerly PC Week), the national news magazine of enterprise technology practice, where he reviewed software development tools and methods and wrote regular columns on emerging technologies and professional community issues.Before he began writing full-time in 1989, Peter spent eleven years in technical and management positions at Exxon and The Aerospace Corporation, including management of the latter companyÔÇÖs first desktop computing planning team and applied research in applications of artificial intelligence techniques. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, he has held teaching appointments in computer science, business analytics and information systems management at Pepperdine, UCLA, and Chapman College.

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