Fiber optic components and components made by Chico State University are the centerpiece of a new fiber optic fiber tree.
The Chico fiber optic company, which has just completed construction of a fiber optic cable from the city of Chico to the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, announced the fiber optic components that will be used to make the fiber tree on Tuesday.
“We are delighted to finally be able to show you how we have built the first fiber optic cord in the world, and how this will benefit the lives of thousands of students and faculty members,” said Chris Dube, chairman of Chino State’s College of Engineering and Science.
“This project was the result of many years of work by our team of experts and students who worked in a collaborative way to bring this new technology to fruition.”
The Chicopees are the first college in the U.S. to build a fiber-optic cable.
It is a massive undertaking that will cost the university $6.5 million, according to a press release.
Chico is expected to begin using the fiber trees in the fall of 2018.
The tree will span a length of 25 acres and will consist of fiber optic cables that will connect to a fiberoptic hub at the university, and will be connected to the Internet through fiber optic towers.
The fiber trees will be a critical part of the university’s new campus that is set to open later this year.
Chocoholics have a long history of bringing fiber optic equipment to campus, including a fiber to the home project in 2015.
The campus also plans to add Wi-Fi in 2021.
The University of Southern California is building its first campus-wide fiber optic system, which will allow students and employees to access the Internet via a Wi-Path.