International phone calls made possible with fiber optics
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Hosts Pat O'Brien and Dorothy Lucey briefly discuss the international phone call and what makes the connection possible. The viewer is then taken to a plant in Atlanta, Georgia, where optical fiber cables are manufactured. Brian Monahan of AT & T Bell Laboratories first explains what fiber optic is and then discusses the laying of fiber optic cables from the United States across the Atlantic to Europe. AT & T Bell has a fleet of ships used solely for this purpose. To begin, the cables are first securely connected here in the United States and then with the use of a ship the cable is lowered to the bottom of the ocean floor. Working 24 hours a day it takes 1 month to complete the journey from the United States to Europe. This video focuses more on the laying of the cable than the actual optical fibers.
Hosts, Pat O'Brien and Dorothy Lucey ; Brian Monahan, AT & T Bell Laboratories spokesman.
There are no additional credits with this video.
This television program lasted a little over a year, it began March 10, 1993 and ended on June 1, 1994.
An additional segment follows regarding a combined nursing home facility and community day care center. Jim and Jill Hall from St. Francis Extended Health Care and Child Care, combined their nursing home facility and their employee run day care center into 1 unit, opening the day care facility up to the public.
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[St. Francis Extended Health Care and Day Care Center] (6 min.)