A 12 Channel, 8.6 Kilometer Fiber Optic Super Trunk (1979)

By Sol Yager, Times fiber Communications, Inc.

Installation of the titled Super Trunk, for Teleprompter of Lompoc, CA was completed on December 7, 1978 and announced during the meeting of the California Cable Television Association in Anaheim, CA.

The installation process was begun on November 17, with the mounting of Repeater Housings on selected poles and energization of Repeaters and Terminal Equipment. This was followed by the installation of cable containing 3 optical fibers and subsequent splicing/connecting procedures.

Fully described is the Optical System, it's measured performance, the installation experience and the systems reliability and maintenance history.

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